In our 50th year we have agreed a five-year partnership with Elgin Academy, with the Developing the Young Workforce programme and Moray Council. The scheme offers pupils opportunities including work placements, site visits, employability skills sessions and competitions.
We are committed to making a positive impact on the communities where we operate
We have made a five-year commitment to this programme through the Developing the Young Workforce initiative and we’re looking forward to helping Elgin Academy pupils gain the skills that will prepare them better than ever before for their potential careers.”
We are working on a number of projects to lead a curriculum of employability based activities. As part of our commitment, we will be offering pupils the opportunity to join our teams through a unique work-ready programme. Pupils will be offered work placements and site visits as part of the programme, but we will not restrict youngsters to the construction industry and will also offer employability skills sessions and competitions.
David Barnett, headteacher, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Robertson with the shared aim of developing the young workforce. The fact that Robertson has its roots in Eglin provides that special piece of added relevance for our students.
We look forward to the many exciting opportunities which lie ahead for our young people in developing their careers.
Jade O’Hara, one of our young people’s champions, works with Robertson Northern and Robertson Timber Engineering. She added: “Robertson is very proud of its roots in Elgin and we’re really enthusiastic about working with the academy.
“Our first competition with the school will be open to S3 pupils, and is to design a climber’s retreat.”
We are working on a number of projects to lead a curriculum of employability based activities. As part of our commitment, we will be offering pupils the opportunity to join our teams through a unique work-ready programme.