How to sort out the EU settlement

EU working in the UK? We’d like you to stay! If you are from the European Union and want to keep working in the UK, you can apply free for settlement status. By May 2019, nearly 200,000 people had already…

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Mental health awareness week 2019

Fiona writes: VGC had a great week raising awareness of mental health. We had a series of activities which got head office and site staff involved in our initiatives to inspire people to think and talk about mental health. To…

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Kimberley’s part in CSJV’s HS2 award shortlisting

Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been invited to attend the Ground Engineering awards by Costain Skanska JV. The Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme in London is shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year in the…

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Reponsible Business Tracker achievement

VGC’s performance as a responsible business has been favourably noted by Business in the Community (BITC). We took part in the forerunner cycle of the Responsible Business Tracker at the start of 2019. Feedback noted three particular strengths: Strength 1…

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Ciara Pryce shortlisted for Inspiration award

Group services director Ciara Pryce has been shortlisted for the Women in Rail ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ award. Ciara was nominated for her “inspirational example and support for women in our industry”. Of 138 entries, Ciara is one of…

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2019 work experience

Callum writes: I have just completed my week of work experience at VGC’s head office in Ruislip. I was lucky enough to work with and learn from most of the various departments which make up this company. I have now…

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Record achievement for Hinkley Point apprentices

In total 11 VGC Hinkley Point apprentices achieved industry qualifications in the first three months of 2019. The apprentices gained NVQ and BTEC diplomas in construction and civil engineering that will be of value to them for the rest of…

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Improve your mental fitness

Guest blog by Dr Phil Cooper of State of Mind Sport: Simple steps to begin to improve your mental fitness 1. You could think about the last time you did something new and how it felt. It’s never too late…

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VGC signs Procurement Skills Accord

VGC has been accepted as a signatory to the Energy and Utilities Skills Partnership Procurement Skills Accord. Signing up to the accord is a commitment to support the energy and utilities sector in addressing skills gaps in the workforce. Signatories…

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Time to Change pledge

VGC has signed the Time to Change employer pledge. To demonstrate our support for our people’s mental wellbeing, managing director Laurence Mckidd signed the pledge on 27 March, witnessed by the board of directors. We have committed to help break…

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A14 ILT wins Highways England award

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon integrated labour team has won the Highways England ‘Improving employee engagement and behavioural change’ award. The award submission entitled ‘The Integrated Labour Team (ILT) – a game-changing approach to meeting the needs of Highways England’s…

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RoSPA silver award for health and safety

VGC is proud to have achieved a Silver in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. The award recognises VGC’s practices in helping our staff go home safely at the end of every working day. Our entry included our ground-breaking…

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