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3 December 2018

Lewis Bennett completes his apprenticeship

Lewis Bennett has finished his apprenticeship. As a qualified groundworker, he is now set for a successful career. Lewis works for client Balfour Beatty on the Crossrail Woolwich Box C530 project. “Well done to Lewis – he is a role model for new apprentices,” said his labour manager Mark Beer. “He is very punctual and

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20 June 2018

VGC supports 5% Club recommendations to tackle 'diversity deadlock'

We support The 5% Club ‘Breaking the Deadlock’ report in calls for urgent action to drive a more diverse and inclusive uptake of earn and learn placements. The report notes that business heads, industry sectors and the government need to be involved in ensuring a diverse talent pipeline. It offers tips to help companies offering earn

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27 March 2018

Successful NVQs for five apprentices

Congratulations to five of our apprentices on their successful NVQ qualifications. Daniel Smith, David Williams Sarpong, Daniel Pang, Arsalan Aleem and Josiah Narkwa recently completed their Level 2 NVQ Diplomas in Railway Engineering. The apprentices signed up with labour manager Nick Wells after he visited them at the College of North East London (CONEL). Before

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14 March 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

This week (14 – 18 March) is National Apprenticeship Week. The week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service – it is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individual people, businesses and the wider economy. VGC has more than 50 apprentices working on NVQ level 2 and 3 placements across

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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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