CASE STUDY: Robertson FM

Logo for Robertson FM

Robertson FM focuses on local staff and local supply chain at every opportunity.  It also looks to employ people from groups further away from the labour market, and has training and apprenticeships programmes to support skills development.

With its partnership with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, 91 per cent of its 480+ staff live within the council area.

In all, £6.6 million of Social Value (calculated via the Social Value Portal) is added to the Tameside area each year through this local workforce and the local supply chain.

Robertson FM also works closely with Paradigm Contracts, who focus on individuals who have engaged with the judiciary system, such as ex-offenders and those in rehabilitation.  Robertson FM supports the referral, engagement and development of such individuals by engaging with partners such as Community Justice Scotland, Recruit with Conviction and the Violence Reduction Teams.  Together they aim to use the Scottish Government’s Construction and Horticulture Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks to support skills and knowledge attainment, for any new or current team members and support both CPD and future workforce development.

In 2022, Robertson FM relaunched its wider Graduate Training Scheme. The scale and diversity of Robertson means it offers plenty of ways for people’s careers to grow and progress, and it empowers people to own and shape their career. In addition, at the time of writing it had 13 apprenticeships in its Apprenticeship Scheme, ranging from people looking to learn a trade, take on an office-based apprenticeship, or train towards becoming a qualified professional.