Trainee programmes

Learn on the job and through study, with support from some of our industry's top professionals.

As a trainee you'll work at Robertson and attend college or university on a day release basis. That way you earn a salary and industry qualification – with your education costs covered by us.

Start date: August 2025 – roles are advertised between February and March, with interviews in April. 

Entry requirements: minimum National 4 or equivalent within relevant subject areas.

Duration: 2 to 4 years (course dependent).

Typical roles: business management, site management, quantity surveying, civil engineering and technology.

From trainee to quantity surveyor

Joe reflects on his route to quantity surveying as a trainee, and why this was his preferred option over full-time university.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you’ll earn a salary, accrue holidays and enjoy some great benefits throughout your trainee programme. 

Everything is geared towards your professional and personal development. Depending on your role you’ll work on a live site or be office-based. Whichever it is, you’ll build strong and relevant skills through hands-on work experience and support from a hugely experienced team.

  • Earn while you learn.
  • Structured work experience and fully-funded study.
  • Work towards HNC and HND level.
  • Up to 33 days’ holiday.

Robertson has close partnerships with colleges and universities in and around our regional offices to keep training as local as possible.

With significant industry experience under your belt, you’ll be ready to take the next step in your career and apply for a permanent role here at Robertson.

You’ll find application details here on our website, on LinkedIn and through schools and colleges.

Unfortunately we don’t accept applications after the closing date. This is to ensure the recruitment process moves forward with all candidates at the same stage.