Qualifications for over 70 VGC workers

Twenty VGC workers have been given Persons and BESC training, and over 50 more are gaining specialist NVQ qualifications. This investment in people ensures continuity of work, and gives VGC the flexibility to support its range of clients. A group…

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HSQE expert promoted to director

John Hannan has been promoted to HSQE director for the VGC Group. Terry Dutton-Wells, our previous HSQE director, is stepping back from his operational responsibilities to become a non-executive director. A dedicated health and safety expert, with a range of…

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VGC wins Infrastructure 21 Training award

The VGC Group has won the Training category in the inaugural Infrastructure 21 awards, which recognise best practice in key supply chain competencies. The awards are part of a new Leadership programme by CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) and New…

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VGC helps move 5G research forward

VGC Construction is providing bases and cable routes for the ground-breaking 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, which aims to become the world’s premiere 5G research centre. Due to open in autumn 2015, the new £70 million dedicated…

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NVQ certificate for Andrii

John writes: This is a photo of Andrii Bilookyi (on the left) receiving his NVQ level 2 in steel fixing certificate from me. Andrii works with me on the Morgan Sindall job building the new substation for the National Grid…

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VGC is ‘Contractor of the Year’

VGC has been named ‘Contractor of the Year 2014’ on the Crossrail project at Bond Street station, based on the year’s safety scores. On the Crossrail project at Bond Street station managed by Costain Skanska, seven safety areas are measured…

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Be Safe by Choice leadership training

Matt writes: We’re running a Be Safe by Choice behaviour-based safety leadership course on 24 March. It’s a one-day course to reinforce our safety culture for managers and directors across VGC: we all want to prevent accidents as well as…

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RISQS awards VGC maximum ‘five stars’

VGC Labour Solutions and VGC Rail Projects have been awarded five stars in the RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) audit (formerly Link-up). Five stars is the highest score that can be achieved, and demonstrates that a company’s business management…

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VGC Group shortlisted for ‘Employer of the Year’

The Construction News awards have shortlisted the VGC Group for ‘Employer of the Year ‘. VGC is one of only eight companies to be shortlisted in this category, which recognises companies which can prove their excellence as an employer. The…

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Apprenticeships Ambassador Network event

Laurence writes: I was invited by Steve Fox, Chief Executive of Bam Nuttall, to the Apprenticeships Ambassador Network dinner last night. He knows that at VGC we believe that companies have a responsibility to invest in the development of the…

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My first shift at VGC

Alan writes: I feel my first shift went very well, I got a good report in my PTS [personal track safety] handbook and I feel I handled the nature of the work and the demands of the job itself. VGC…

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Safety award for our team in Kent

Jacques writes: I’m really pleased that the Atkins SAG (Safety Action Group) picked out Shane Jupp’s team for the January 2015 safety award for carrying out the works at Gillingham in  a safe and orderly manner. The photo shows (from…

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