engineering skills


We’re continuously recruiting new talent at VVB, and now the industry is facing a skills shortage, building this talent pipeline has never been so important. Here’s what our team’s skillset looks like, what we’re doing to continuously improve, and how it compares to the wider engineering industry.

VVB’s workforce

Safety, sustainability and wellbeing

The industry

VVB’s workforce

VVB’s workforce

Skills and growth at VVB

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Operating UK-wide

Over 20 live projects across the UK

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In industry networks

23% of the workforce are IET members

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Serious about skills

Sponsored qualifications qualifications include ILM, NVQ and and NEBOSH’

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Invested in growth

12% of the workforce is on sponsored training

Paths to progression

Annual apprenticeship, graduates and work placement scheme

Safety, sustainability and wellbeing

Safety, sustainability and wellbeing

What does safety, sustainability and wellbeing look like at VVB?

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Train to gain

2,594 hours of training completed

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Working best together

22% of new starters are from ethnic minority groups

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Modern values win

28.5% of the senior leadership team is female or from ethnic minority groups

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Looking after people

Launched a wellbeing platform for all employees

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Treating our team

511 perkbox perks used. From our 2021 Safe, Sustainable & Wellbeing Performance Review.

The industry

The industry

Skills and growth across engineering and construction

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Experiencing technical issues

71% of the engineering workforce attribute internal skills gaps to missing engineering or technical skills (The IDC)

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Sustainability falling short

15% have the skills they need to grow energy and environmental sustainability, the second most cited area for growth (The IDC)

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Growing gender diversity

33% of engineering companies have taken action to improve the gender diversity of their engineering/technical workforce (The IET)

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Representation in recruitment

30% have taken action to improve the ethnic diversity of their engineering/technical workforce (The IET)

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Next-gen needs

40% drop in construction apprenticeship numbers in 2021 (Construction News)


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