Virtual work experience during COVID lockdown

With some flexibility and a lot of forward planning, we have been able to offer online work experience to a number of students.

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VGC Academy intermediate programme begins

Our board of directors is taking part in the VGC Academy intermediate programme, which is part-funded by the CITB.

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Internet and email security – stay safe online

Sudarshan writes: Internet and email security – five steps to keep yourself safe online. 1. Never respond to emails that request personal financial information. If you receive an email you suspect isn’t genuine, delete it. Even if you think the…

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CITB funding for VGC Academy leadership and management training

A grant from the CITB will develop VGC Academy’s management training programme. Since we launched the VGC Academy in 2019, most of VGC’s office staff have benefited from the foundation modules of the programme. These helped people to develop skills…

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HSQE training update

Throughout 2020, despite coronavirus, our HSQE team has continued to provide on-site training free of charge to help keep everyone safe.

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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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