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

Safe, 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

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Paths to progression

Annual apprenticeship, graduates programmes and work placement scheme

Safe, sustainability and wellbeing

Safe, sustainability and wellbeing

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

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Employee Perks

863 perks gained employees from our platform Perkbox

Safety Through Accreditations

3 new accreditations added for fire and HV working

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Safe Through Digitilisation

275% increase in daily use of our safety platform Notify

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Over 50% of our internal promotions were female

Community Investment

Launched inaugural VVB Develop, VVB Manager and VVB Leader Programmes

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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