Robertson is committed to recruiting the best people across the full range of our group of companies. We value our people as a key asset and we will continue to invest in their training and development throughout their careers with Robertson, allowing each person to achieve their full potential.
We offer a full learning and development programme tailored to suit our employees at whatever stage their career is at. Currently our courses cover the following subjects:
First Line Management Development
This is where we aim to equip employees at supervisory level with the management tools and skills necessary to help them oversee other employees and sub-contractor staff.
The four-day course covers topics such as: the manager's job, effective communication, project analysis and scheduling, problem-solving, self-organisation, situational leadership and conducting effective meetings.
Construction Training Programme
This flexible course is aimed at construction management trainees and quantity surveying trainees and graduates. Candidates work with nominated coaches in each construction department. Assessment is based on participants providing evidence that they have gained a credible working knowledge of every aspect of a construction project. A prize is awarded for the best student as voted by the construction executive team.
It is envisaged that those successfully completing the course will form part of the future succession planning of Robertson's construction businesses.
Middle Management Development
This six-day residential course is aimed at further developing Robertson's pipeline of management talent. Spread over three two-day sessions we look to further improve the skills of those who have shown early management potential.
Amongst the topics covered are: leadership styles, cultural change and resulting behaviours, evaluating and measuring performance, reviewing performance, setting and developing objectives, handling internal conflict and assertive management.
Directors' Management Development
Here we look to further fine tune management skills to enable participants to learn the type of top-level behaviours necessary to lead high-performing teams in a competitive business environment.
Upon completion, participants will have evaluated and examined their own leadership style and be able to draw on the Robertson ‘situational leadership' model, allowing them to implement the most effective leadership style for a range of situations.
Those taking part will have a clear understanding of the role of leader in the particular Robertson business they're involved with and will be able to recognise and use a facilitative leadership style whilst clearly understanding the effects of both verbal and non-verbal communication.