Apprenticeship Programme


Robinson Manufacturing has a great record in developing and retaining staff – some of whom have stayed with us for decades.

This fundamental belief in bringing people on and giving them the support and training to contribute successfully to the growth of our business is a great fit with the Apprenticeship programme.

We have five apprentices currently in position:

  • Lauren Hewitt in our Sales & Marketing team
  • Cameron Hendry in the Design office
  • Joe Faulkner also in the Finance team
  • Jack Wyatt-Burton in the Design Office

COO Simon Kidney is passionate about the company’s apprenticeship programme: “It’s so important to giving youngsters a structured and supported route into a career, and it’s a win win for the business,” she commented. “The apprentices don’t just learn from us, we also learn from them. Their fresh approach and enthusiasm they bring doesn’t just lift us, it also challenges established ways of doing things, helping us find better ways to achieve better results.”

Jack Wyatt Burton

“Being the new guy at Robinsons Manufacturing Ltd, I will I start by telling you a little bit about myself. My name is Jack, I’m 20 years old, I was born in Kettering and basically, I am an extrovert. If you ever need me I’m either at work, at the gym, in my car (probably eating), on a football pitch or cracking jokes with literally anyone.

“But below the surface of my confident personality is my strong belief in constant self-improvement: by fuelling myself with knowledge, keeping an open mind and maintaining my high work rate, I aim to be to be anything but average, I believe that in the long run there is nothing I can’t achieve.”

Joe Faulkner

My name is Joe Faulkner I’m 18 and a finance apprentice at Robinson Manufacturing Ltd. I started on the 2nd of October and have been enjoyed every day I’ve been here so far.

After doing one year of A levels I decided I thought it was in my best interest to leave and become an apprentice.

I have wanted to be an apprentice because of the chance to work in a professional environment and learn while working and earning. Everyone has been very welcoming and willing to help me and answer questions I have had.

I now travel to work at Robinson Manufacturing’s Wellingborough head office 4 days a week, from Milton Keynes, and every Thursday I study my AAT course in Milton Keynes also.

I am ambitious and looking to progress within finance as I learn and be working for Robinson Manufacturing Ltd in the future to come.

I often go to the gym most evenings to keep fit. As well as socialising and seeing my pals.

Cameron Hendry

I am working towards completing my level 3 in IT Infrastructure, this is to coincide with my A Levels in IT (2 A Levels) and Business & Administration (1 A Level).

My interests include:
– Rugby (Northampton Saints)
– Football (Arsenal)
– Motorsport (F1)
– IT (IT Security)
– Video Games (COD, Forza, GTA, ETC…)
– Cars (Current: MK6 Fiesta ST-150)
– Science (Physics)

RML has been very welcoming and supportive, they have provided both great training and have allowed adequate time for me to complete the additional work required for an apprenticeship including time away from the workplace in order to take my exams.

Lauren Hewitt

lauren hewittLauren has joined our busy Sales & Marketing department:

“I never really got along with school very well and it has always been my aspiration to get into the working world. Everyone has been so friendly and welcome and made every day a good day. I’ve found that RML have allowed me to grow as a person and I’m extremely grateful.

“In my spare time I love to bake and ride my Vepsa around. I love spending time with my family and traveling to different place. I love working at RML and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”