Manual handling training on HS2

Ben describes face-to-face manual handling training - visiting people at their place of work, to make sure they are lifting safely.

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About the VGC Academy

We established the VGC Academy in 2019 to bring all our learning and development activities under one umbrella.

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National Apprenticeship Week

Workforce development manager Martyn Price MBE writes about National Apprenticeship Week and the opportunities to grow people's careers.

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M4 work experience confirms Valentina’s career choice

Valentina's work experience placement helped her to see what the industry is like, before committing to a new construction career.

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Zena adds to her marketing qualifications

Zena Wigram has gained her second post-graduate marketing diploma: the IDM postgraduate diploma in data-driven marketing with B2B.

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Chris O’Sullivan promoted to head of delivery

Chris O’Sullivan has been promoted to head of delivery for civils and HS2 south. He joined VGC in 2008 as a crane controller.

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VGC Academy – personal development plan training

Ciara writes about PDP training, which prepares managers to deliver personal development plans in line with the VGC competency framework.

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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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