We support the local communities where we operate by continually seeking opportunities for engagement and support.

Aligned with our purpose and values, James Fisher must conduct its business responsibly and sustainably to ensure that we support the local communities that are impacted by our global operations. 

We’re conscious that our talent pool is fed by the local communities we operate in and that enhancing the lives of the people in these communities will deliver benefits for James Fisher as well. 

We aim to be a good citizen and active member of the community by:

  • Encouraging our employees to engage and make a difference
  • Creating local employment and sourcing opportunities within our communities
  • Ensuring sustainability drives our decision-making process and operations
  • Investing and engaging in people development, wellbeing, training and other initiatives to enhance the lives of people in the community

James Fisher also encourages employees to contribute their time and talents in support of their communities in various capacities, providing financial assistance and sponsorship as needed.

Supporting the Welcome Cafe's wishing tree toy appeal

How we engage our local communities.

  • Through James Fisher’s sustainability committee, our management teams receive updates on the implementation of each business’s local communities strategy

  • We actively encourage and support employees in engaging with projects across the UK and internationally to help make a positive impact, either through charitable fundraising, volunteering their time, or collection and distribution of items to support those less fortunate or in need

  • The Board regularly reviews the group to consider how our businesses and their services align with our shared purpose  
Supporting beach clean
Joining forces with ScottishPower Renewables for a beach clean

How we supported local communities during 2023.

  • We continued to support employees' local community initiatives and events through the donation of time, material or provision of expertise, for example, STEM event participation and local internships
  • We have formed a strong partnership with a local Education and Skills Partnership which brings schools, colleges and local employers together who recognise the need to equip local young people with knowledge, skills, and aspirations
  • James Fisher has pledged its support as an employer to the Young Persons Guarantee - a Scottish Government initiative to ensure all young people aged 16 - 24 have the opportunity of work, education and training

Examples of some of our community initiatives during 2023:

Health and wellbeing

We proudly donated to the Norwegian air ambulance foundation which works to provide fast medical help anywhere in Norway. They also took part in local community events bringing young children together to socialise and be physically active.

Our team at Knutsford undertook a charity walk organised by, and to help raise awareness of, Parkinsons.



Our partnership with Meldrum Academy where we work closely with North East DYW (Developing the Young Workforce). Some of the initiatives we carry out include: mentoring, careers events, S5/S6 inductions, mock interviews, design projects and #Nowrongpath events

We took part in the Children's Skills Conference in November 2023 where we delivered a series of sessions around Maritime Rescue and Future Ship Design allowing students to develop keys skills for their future.


Career/business support

James Fisher has pledged its support as an employer for the Young Persons Guarantee, a Scottish Government initiative to ensure all young people aged between 16 and 24 have the opportunity of work, education and training. The five asks include: Prepare young people for the world of work, help all young people to achieve their potential, invest in a skilled workplace, create jobs, volunteering and training opportunities and create an inclusive and fair workforce.

We were accepted as a basic member of the 5% Club, a UK industry-led initiative which focuses on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduate and sponsored students. Following an audit we no proudly have over 8 percent of our UK workforce on "earn and learn" programmes.

James Fisher is a global supplier of trusted engineering services across the industries we serve, with an unrivalled ability to develop innovative solutions that meet the constantly developing needs of our customers operating in challenging environments.
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