Social Impact

We are committed to delivering maximum social impact. We want to ensure that our people and local communities benefit before, during, and after the completion of the projects we work on.

From developing skills for the future, to leaving a lasting legacy in our communities, we seek to make a difference to the lives of the people around us.

We are building a better society through expert, sustainable and ethical construction services.

Talent Pipeline

We run engagement programmes that promote the employment opportunities within our sector and encourage new entrants to start their career with us.

From extensive school engagement and STEM programmes through to our ex-military, women’s and award winning ex-offenders programmes, we ensure there is a clear pathway and programme of support that achieves successful career outcomes.

Empowering Our Workforce

Everyone is on a programme of continuous learning, development, and wellbeing support to enable personal and professional empowerment in their chosen career.

The VGC Academy provides professional development programmes from apprenticeships, technical and vocational programmes through to CMI accredited management programmes and degree and graduate schemes.

Our health and safety programmes alongside our fairness, inclusion, and respect champions create an environment of empowerment and belonging.

Community Engagement

Ensuring our local communities maximise the benefits during the construction phase and achieve a legacy after project completion is a key deliverable in all our activities.

Our policy of community engagement and local employment are just some of the ways we achieve this.

Our volunteering scheme, ‘Go Beyond and Give Back’, ensures that our staff have the opportunity to become part of the investment in our community.

Ethical Conduct

Ethical conduct is part of our DNA. We promote ethics and transparency in every aspect of our business.

We have actively taken steps to ensure the eradication of Modern Slavery and have achieved the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard and the Achilles Ethical Employment Certification.

Latest Social Impact News

5 April 2024

Gender pay report

On 5 April 2023, VGC employed more than 250 employees. In accordance with The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 legislation we are pleased to publish our gender pay calculations. Gender pay gap reporting shows the difference between the gross hourly earnings and bonus pay between men and women within each organisation.

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10 March 2024

Women in Construction Week 2024

Women in Construction week took place from the 3rd – 9th March this year, and is an event that highlights and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. VGC spent the week recognising the contributions of some of the fantastic women we have on projects across the UK. Daniela Caplea is a dedicated

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18 October 2022

Anti-Slavery Day 2022

Today is Anti-Slavery day, marked on 18 October every year, which is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery, and encourage organisations, business and individuals to take action to address the issue. VGC actively take action to prevent modern slavery within the business, as well as continuing to educate ourselves through external events, and

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