Kickstarting Careers – Aaron Robinson

Design Estimator Aaron Robinson had originally applied for a role at Robinson Manufacturing (RML) through the Kickstart Scheme in the production department. However, on interview the business swiftly established Aaron’s skillset could be put to good use in the design department, offering him a Trainee Design Admin placement.

Aaron feels he has become more organised as he learned how to work to the company’s standards and deadlines, so it made him adapt and become more effective.

The nature of his role meant that Aaron developed his communication skills through talking to and emailing colleagues to ensure that jobs were sent out on time. Also conveying technical information to installers and customers has given him greater knowledge of not just estimating but construction of a building and the different services provided by RML.

He has been working here since February of this year, and since joining has made lots of progress and sees great change coming to the timber frame department. At the end of his 6-month placement through the Kickstart Scheme, he was offered a full-time position due to his strong work ethic and standard of delivery.

Aaron had this to say about how he felt when he was made permanent:

“I was proud that I was asked to stay. It felt like my hard work had paid off. It was also a great confidence boost knowing that I was needed and valued in the company.”

He enjoys keeping himself fit by going to the gym and playing badminton on the weekend. He also enjoys reading science fiction books while travelling or when he has time at home.

In five to ten years, Aaron wants to get experience in the business before seeing what path he wants to follow. In the meantime, he also wants to get some NVQ qualifications in estimating or design and go into higher education. He would like to acquire a HNC & HND.

If you’re interested in Kickstarting your career at RML, contact for details on how to apply.

If you have a development project you’d like to talk to our timber frame team about, email or call us on 01933 279597.