VGC Academy – our new learning and development scheme

The VGC Academy will help staff to create tailored development plans, so they can succeed in their roles and work toward their career goals.

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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 IRP Corporate and Social Responsibility award

VGC has been shortlisted for the IRP award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner. Our entry described our ‘go beyond the gates’ programme to support ex-offenders into construction careers. The judges examined we engage with stakeholders to benefit the community,…

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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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Recertified to Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard

VGC is the first labour supplier to be recertified to the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard. The Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) verifies an organisation’s systems in relation to the Modern Slavery Act. After a stringent audit system by the BRE…

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How to sort out the EU settlement

EU working in the UK? Want to keep working, no matter what happens with Brexit? If you are from the European Union and want to keep working in the UK, you can apply free for resettlement status. By May 2019,…

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