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Meet the team

Matt Kirk

Managing Director

Matt is the Managing Director of Aspirant and spends his time on the front line, dealing with employers new and old as well as helping candidates find new roles in Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire. 

Matt has spent a long time Recruiting for Architectural Staff and believes it is his responsibility to make the ideal job match come to you, rather than fitting you into what we happen to be working on right now. 

He is an expert at discreetly marketing candidates, and knows the North West Architectural scene inside out. If you're looking for a big opportunity that you've struggled to find yourself then Matt will know exactly how to help you. 

If you had your time again would you train as an Architect or Technician? 

Technician! These days most organisations have Technical Associates, Directors and Project Leaders. It also takes less time to train for more or less the same money as an Architect. Also, my hand sketches would look like a 2 year old had drawn them. 

Whats your favourite thing about dealing with Architectural professionals every day?

Nearly every single person I deal with is extremely reliable, professional and completely down to earth. I have a laugh with every candidate and every employer which makes my day go quickly!

Whats your least favourite thing about the Architectural Industry?

Low pay! Especially for a qualified Architect! Most Architects train longer than Dentists and often longer than Doctors, but for half the pay after 10 years post qualification experience. It's getting better, but it still makes me cross!

Favourite Building?

My first house was a Grade II listed building near Parbold (Wigan area). An old two up, two down that was built around 1895, many of the original features were in amazing condition. It had it's quirks, but it was a great place to be!

Hobbies?

Craft Beer, Good Food, Craft Beer, Exploring the Lake District, did I say Craft Beer?

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