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Vacancy – Graduate Engineering Geologist

An opportunity has arisen for a graduate Engineering Geologist to develop a career with a friendly, thriving, privately owned site investigation contractor based in Gloucestershire. Personal Description Ideally suited to a recent graduate, a geologist from similar industries would be considered if they show suitable aptitude.  The individual should be a well organised team player,

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Coming soon…

Our new rigs are in the country and once commissioning has been completed they will be ready to join the CC Ground Investigations Ltd drilling fleet. Watch this space.

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Ben Bush Lead Driller

Meet CCGI’s latest Lead Driller

A big congratulations to CCGI cable percussion lead driller, Ben Bush, for achieving his MPQC Level 2 Diploma in Drilling Operations, Land Drilling – Lead Driller.  Having developed through our internal lead driller training programme, Ben has now been officially recognised as a competent lead cable percussion driller.   Ben is well known for his outstanding work

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CC Back training

Vacancy – Rotary Lead Driller

Summary of Position Be a vital member of the Drilling Department of a geotechnical and geo-environmental ground investigation company.  Operate a rotary drilling rig on a range of site environments throughout the UK to produce high quality samples, cores and in-situ test results to industry standards and maintain the high quality reputation of CC Ground

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Summer Down Day 2018

August saw our second company Down Day of 2018 held at our Gloucester headquarters.  These offer the opportunity to down tools for the day and bring our field crews back to base for training, inspections, company updates, and offer some well deserved ‘team building’ in local hostelries. We covered a variety of training subjects this summer,

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Gary Purnell retires

Many of you will have had the pleasure of working with Gary Purnell.  A universally popular, gentleman of the industry, earlier this year Gary finally decided to call time on a spectacular 52-year career in the geotechnical industry and retire.  Gary has spearheaded the CC Ground Investigations Limited (CCGI) business development and tendering team since

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‘Safety in every choice’

Members of the East West Rail Alliance (EWR) project team and CC Ground Investigations Limited (CCGI) recently came together at EWR’s office in Birmingham to attend a ‘Safety in every choice’ behavioural safety programme.  The day provided a great opportunity for all members of the project team, from project directors to drilling assistants, foremen and engineers, to

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CCGI Photo Competition

What started as a simple request to all staff for photos showing our work activities soon became competitive and has resulted in CCGI’s annual photo competition. The standard was great with engineers, drillers, managers and technicians all submitting entries, but there can only be one winner for 2017.  Prizes were handed out at a recent company down day,

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Kingsholm Group photo

Creating the ‘Ground Rules’

One of the biggest challenges faced by the site investigation industry is how contractors can differentiate themselves from their competition within an increasingly commoditised market. At CC Ground Investigations Ltd (CCGI) we recognise the role our field staff play in delivering successful projects, not only in delivering successful projects, but winning repeat business though collaborative

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Swim for Jenson

“Eight lakes, six days…one idiot”

CCGI’s very own ‘Aquaman’ is at it again.  Mike Atherton (CCGI Engineering Manager) is halfway through his latest charity swim where he is aiming to swim the equivalent of the English Channel over a six-day relay through some of the stunning lakes of Cumbria’s Lake District. He is raising funds for a young lad called

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