Carpenters and Joiners to train as Building Estimators

If you think you have what it takes to join our team and contribute to our continued success, please email your CV to
Telephone applications will not be considered.


Job description

Exciting opportunities exist for experienced Carpenters and Joiners to train as Building EstimatorsGet paid to retrain, come and join our pioneering ‘Technical Services Team’ at Estimators Online (

Successful candidates will be trained at our Technical Services Center in Central Manchester. Post training, our staff work hybrid or office based, the choice is yours. Our CEO, Tech Services Director and Training Manager are all carpenters. You can do it too.

Why Carpenters?

Carpenters have more involvement than any other trade in all aspects of building. While carpentry and building estimating may seem unrelated, there are many transferable skills, such as understanding of drawings, specifications, materials, and building regulations, that can be valuable in a new career.

Carpentry can be physically demanding, transitioning to a role in building estimating offers a reprieve from the physical demands of site work.


Using in-house developed software and industry-leading paperless quantification systems, successful candidates will be tasked to convert building drawings into accurate labour and materials estimates for all types of domestic building projects. Projects include a wide variety of works including domestic extensions and loft conversion, barn conversions, basement conversions, refurbishments and domestic new builds.

These roles offer an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading technical team and a company whose success and growth is built upon the quality of its employees. Having Carpenters in our teams enriches our offering and knowledge base. Staff development is key to our success and longevity. Progression is encouraged with a clear career path to senior roles.

Role Requirements and Skills

You must have a UK qualification in Carpentry and Joinery.

Candidates must have proven experience in their field and a willingness to learn and adapt to a new, exciting career. Candidates must have excellent time management skills alongside diligent attention to detail.


Training salary £34,000 – Post training £40,000 with clear progression to £50,000

  • Additional benefits include company medical insurance (after a qualifying period).
  • Generous hybrid allowance.
  • 28 days paid leave initially, rising to 29 days after 1 year and increasing 1 day every year up to a maximum 38 days.

Our CEO, Tech Services Director and Training Manager are all carpenters.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, please apply today.


Who are MicroBuild?

MicroBuild companies are centred around its core operation, building estimating services. Estimators Online, has provided the sector with uninterrupted services since 2000. With ongoing development of new and existing platforms, the group is quickly expanding and improving. With this expansion, we aim to maintain our fundamental values of diligence, integrity, transparency, fairness and teamwork.

All our platforms focus on digitising elements of the domestic build process, while simultaneously disrupting antiquated market mechanisms.