3 January 2016

Shortlisted for corporate social responsibility award

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for the UK Rail Industry Awards in the corporate social responsibility category. VGC’s entry is one of only seven to have been shortlisted from among a wide range of entrants, representing substantial competition. The shortlisting panel noted our achievement of ISO 50001 certification in energy management, as well as

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3 January 2016

Supply chain gold status for VGC

VGC is one of only 12 companies who have been awarded gold status in the Supply Chain Sustainability School. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a collective of 35 leading construction and engineering companies, sharing knowledge and resources to improve sustainability in the industry. The school has more than 10,000 members, to which it offers

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22 December 2015

Thanks to Christmas holiday workers

The VGC offices will be closed from 23 December until 4 January. However, a number of dedicated VGC people will be working over Christmas and New Year. These people are giving up time with their family and friends to carry out work on important infrastructure and transport works, and we thank them all most sincerely.

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15 December 2015

Track partnership apprentices

VGC has comfortably exceeded the ambitious 2015 target of more than five apprentices per 100 workers. Over 50 people are doing NVQs on the Track Partnership contract, and other apprentices are working on projects including Crossrail. Another group of apprentices is due to start shortly. VGC’s apprenticeship programme starts with 13 weeks of classroom and

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12 November 2015

Constructing Better Health medicals

Julie writes: Since VGC started work on the Crossrail projects, we have placed 100% of the workforce based at Bond Street station on Constructing Better Health (CBH) medicals. By conducting regular health checks for the workers, we are helping to protect their safety and the safety of others. Each worker who has attended a medical

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7 September 2015

VGC selected for Network Rail framework

VGC Rail Projects has been selected as part of Network Rail’s LNW (London North West) CP5 Civils framework. Network Rail London North Western Route plans to place approximately £70 million worth of civil engineering projects for the next 3 – 5 years within this framework. The framework will also provide VGC Rail Projects with opportunities

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3 September 2015

New training partnership, new careers in rail

The first group of recruits from a new training partnership is about to join VGC. An innovative partnership between GP Strategies Training Limited and VGC helps unemployed people from deprived areas in Glasgow into work. The first group of seven recruits has just passed their PTS (personal track safety) qualification; they are about to begin

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2 September 2015

ICE Fellowship for VGC director

VGC non-executive director Bob Webb has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) grade of Fellow is the most senior grade of ICE membership. It is reserved for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession, and are engaged

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29 July 2015

VGC wins Costain Crossrail Anglia contract

The VGC Group has begun work on a £2.3m contract with Costain to construct three key sections of the surface section of the Crossrail Anglia route. The £150 million north-east spur project will prepare the railway between east London and Essex for the start of Crossrail services in 2018. The 16.4-mile section from Stratford, east

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6 July 2015

Rail Academy award winners

The results of the inaugural Rail Academy Student Awards 2015 have been announced. The awards celebrate the achievements of Newcastle College students during the past academic year. The VGC Group sponsored the following awards: the Practical Work Ethic award – rewarding a student who has showed an outstanding work ethic, team work, and mental and

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