kICKSTART YOUr CAREER
Engineering the next generation of innovators
Unleash your potential with one the UK’s leaders in electrical switchgear and power engineering services. If you’re someone who thrives on challenge and innovation, and are eager to contribute to an industry that powers our world, we would love to hear from you.
With a wide range of early career pathways to choose from, apprenticeships, T Level placements, graduate programmes, you’ll have the unique opportunity to be part of ground-breaking projects, gaining hands-on experience whilst working with some of world’s largest blue-chip companies. There’s a path for all academic levels, from school leavers and college/sixth form placements, to graduates and new professionals seeking their next big challenge.
The R&B Switchgear Academy
Our Electrical and Mechanical Programme, tailored for Apprenticeships, T Level Placements and Graduate Programmes, is all about giving you the foundation to build a trailblazing career at R&B Switchgear Group. It is a chance to kickstart your training in an exciting, future-facing industry whilst receiving the support you need to achieve your full potential.
A programme designed for aspiring engineers, by experienced engineers.
SHAPING your future
Choose your career pathway
We are open to everyone at all academic levels, school leavers, college/sixth form placements, graduates and even those in work who are ready for their next big challenge.
Our apprenticeships offer a unique blend of practical experience and electrical and mechanical theoretical knowledge, creating a pathway for individuals to master their craft while working alongside seasoned professionals.
T Level Placements
We are leading the way with our revolutionary 45-day (9 week) placements, providing 2nd year students a direct route to electrical and mechanical practical proficiency and career readiness. Gaining valuable, practical, and specific on-the-job work experience and the opportunity for enrolment in further education and training available.
We welcome graduates from all levels—undergraduates, postgraduates, and those in sandwich programs—to thrive and succeed with us. Our rotation plan allows the exploration of different business functions, inc. Manufacturing, Services, Projects, Sales & Estimating.
Kickstart your career and send us your application today!
T Level Placements
Steps to success
Suitable candidates will be invited to one of our assessment days.
Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an interview.
Successful candidates will begin their career journey here at R&B Switchgear Group.
We offer our aspiring engineers an array of benefits that go beyond the ordinary.
Travel the world
With opportunities to work on projects abroad, you’ll not only develop technical skills but also gain a global perspective.
Investment in further training & development
Explore additional opportunities to upskill and grow with us. Our latest LMS (Learning Management System) allows for easier on-the-go learning. Contributing to both personal success and the resilience of our thriving organisation.
Occupational health scheme
Prioritising your well-being by providing regular health check-ups, preventive measures, and support for a safe working environment.
Hear from them
What our students have to say
Hear from them personally about what they think of life at R&B…
As an apprentice, working at R&B has been one of the most enlightening experiences.
Through working with other experienced colleagues and trainers, such as our Technical Training Manager Gavin, I have learned the basics and the caveats of becoming a professional engineer. And that valuable knowledge is sometimes only found in a place like R&B.
They have taken care of and provided for me with the hospitality of their office staff and the equipment that every engineer needs.
My skills and knowledge are a testament to R&B’s ability to make brilliant engineers out of anyone who is willing to try.
I am amazed by how much I have learned in so little time. I’m enjoying working with different types of engineers from different backgrounds within the workshop. I feel extremely supported while at work and cannot wait for the new experiences to come.
network with big industry players
Opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies
Navigating tomorrow together
Be part of the change
Here at R&B Switchgear Group we have goals that drive us forward to a brighter and better future.
To become a best-in-class provider of power engineering solutions and after-sales care.
By developing our own R&B products, enforcing the ‘R&B standard’ and elevating our network of after-sales specialists.
R&B Switchgear Group is committed to its own energy-saving solutions and is collaborating with sustainability experts, Positive Planet, to implement a radical reduction plan across its office network and manufacturing facility. This includes the installation of greener energy solutions such as electric charging points and solar panels, with the goal of achieving a carbon neutral target by 2040.