Martyn Price to judge the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Workforce development manager Martyn Price MBE is one of the judges in the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge on Tuesday 8 Sept.

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Congratulations to Ben on completing his apprenticeship

Sellafield carpenter Benjamin Moore has completed his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Wood Operations, gaining his NVQ.

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VGC wins a Procurement Skills Accord award 2020

VGC is one of 46 companies recognised by the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership to win the Procurement Skills Accord award for 2019 - 2020

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Free online learning courses

Coronavirus could be a good time to learn some new skills. If you'd like to take the opportunity to do some extra learning, here are some online courses.

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Places where you can get financial advice

We have collated a list of places which offer financial advice for people who are worried about their finances during the coronavirus outbreak.

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I’m a qualified mental health first aider now

Nicki writes about her experiences on the MHFA England mental health first aider course: "I loved it, and couldn't wait to go back."

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Is the industry ready for change?

James asks if the industry is ready to change: can construction achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce by following normal practices?

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December 2019 staff update

At our December staff update we watched VGC's 'year in review' video. The directors thanked staff for their good work during a tough year, and looked ahead to 2020.

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Graduate engineer now incorporated ICE member

Bob Hayre, who joined VGC's ICE-approved graduate training scheme in 2015, has achieved incorporated membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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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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Packed agenda at REC construction sector event

Ciara Pryce chaired the REC construction sector event on Tues 12 Nov. The agenda included IR35, modern slavery and ex-offender rehabilitation.

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My work experience at VGC

Alexandra writes I have just completed a week’s work experience with VGC, which gave me an insight into the construction industry. I started working in the marketing department with Zena Wigram. I learned the importance of promoting the company in…

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