Something that is really important to us at robinson house studio is making sure our students are ready to start their careers when they leave us. Whether they want to start their own making business, or find employed work as a maker, we provide lots of support to set you up for success after graduation. You can find out about some of our graduates here.
Students have regular business sessions with Marc, where we cover topics including starting your own business, setting up a workshop, marketing and finding a niche, what is expected of you as an employed maker, and interviews and tests.
As Marc is currently working in the industry he is in a great position to share insights into the current industry and give guidance on the path you might want to take, or what you might specialise in.
Practice Pitch/Job Interview
As part of your assessment we run a practice client pitch or job interview. You can pick which you’d prefer to do, depending on the kind of work you want to do when you leave the school.
You’ll then role play the scenario with tutors, having prepared either a pitch or a job application. This gives you the opportunity to build up your confidence and get useful feedback and advice for the future.
Trips to Commercial Workshops
Students take many trips while studying with us, and we always enjoy taking students to visit commercial workshops, like Silverlining and The Edward Barnsley Workshop.
This is a great opportunity for students to see how a large-scale, commercial workshop is run, and if it’s something they’d like to be a part of in the future.
Every year, we bring our graduates to exhibit at New Designers, the annual graduate design exhibition held in London. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to participate in what may be their first exhibition, and to practice speaking to the public about your work.
Many influential industry professionals attend the exhibition to seek out new talent, so students are encouraged to treat it as a real networking opportunity to take their career forward.