M27 Women in construction day

James writes about the M27 Women in construction day, arranged by BMJV to discuss encouraging women to join the construction industry

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Shortlisted for CN Specialist Community Engagement award

VGC has been shortlisted in the Community Engagement category of the 2020 Construction News Specialists Awards for our 'Go beyond the gates' programme

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NEETs in construction – a study

Steve Sugden writes about his research on encouraging NEETs into construction: "Employers, supporting organisations and funding bodies should work together"

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Highly Commended for IRP Corporate and Social Responsibility award

VGC has won a Highly Commended IRP award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner - for our 'go beyond the gates' programme

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Women into Construction award

VGC has received a special commendation award for supporting Women into Construction. The award citation reads: “Your excellent contribution has directly resulted in increased participation of women in the construction industry”. VGC has been a key supporter of Women into…

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VGC signs up to Ban the Box

We have signed up to the Ban the Box campaign, as part of VGC’s commitment to give ex-offenders a second chance. Ban the Box is a national campaign to create a fair chance for ex-offenders. It asks employers to remove…

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National Inclusion Week 2019

To mark National Inclusion Week 2019, skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been asking people what 'inclusion' means to them.

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Shortlisted for two London Construction awards

After the preliminary round of voting, London Construction Awards’ independent panel of judges has shortlisted VGC in two categories. We are proud to be shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion award. Kimberley McGinty is shortlisted for ‘Employee of the Year’. The…

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CSR initiative shortlisted for CN Talent award

VGC Group has been shortlisted for the CN Talent award for CSR Initiative of the Year. The award recognises companies that are working to improve the construction industry’s reputation and standing in local communities. Go beyond the gates is VGC’s…

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2019 finance department internship

Omar writes: I have completed a four-week internship at VGC Group head office in Ruislip. From 8 July to 2 August I worked with the finance department. I learnt a lot about VGC, as well as how the finance function…

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Summer 2019 six-monthly company update

Our six-monthly meeting was held at Cardinal House at the end of June. After Sean Fitzpatrick, our executive chairman, welcomed everyone, MD Laurence Mckidd gave up update on the year so far. We are working in a challenging environment, but…

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Infrastructure Employment Forum (IEF) meeting

Kimberley writes: On Tuesday 16 July we presented the Infrastructure Employment Forum to tier 1 contractors and their supply chain. They are keen to come together to support ex-offenders into sustainable employment. Attendees included representatives from HS2, Keltbray and Thames…

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