Electrical/Mechanical Apprenticeship Programme

Contract Type: Full-time

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: OL10 2EX, Greater Manchester, England

Salary: Competitive


Our Apprenticeship Programme provides hands-on work experience, skill development, and a Level 3 Manufacturing Engineering qualification for a seamless transition from apprenticeship to a skilled profession. You will learn from industry experts, pursue further studies, and receive personalised guidance for career progression. Our rotation plan is designed to give you exposure to all areas of the engineering process, building on a diverse set of skills preparing you for a successful career.


Who we are

R&B Switchgear Group has provided world-class power engineering solutions to a global client base since 1985. Specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of LV and HV switchgear and associated assets, we provide turnkey solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies.

With group companies located throughout the UK, USA and Singapore, the company’s project management and service teams are continually working together to take on complex power distribution projects across international waters.


What will I learn?

As an apprentice you will:

  • Take on a role within our established engineering team, gaining hands on experience to achieve your engineering qualifications, all with constant support and plenty of personalised training along the way
  • Learn a range of modern mechanical and electrical theories and practical techniques, as well as the all-important health and safety to underpin this
  • Have a dedicated mentor to support your learning and development within the company
  • Develop your knowledge and skills within mechanical and electrical systems where mechanical and electrical parts need maintaining and improving
  • See that the right products and systems are in place to ensure safety and quality within electrical engineering
  • Learn how to communicate technical information and understand vital teamwork skills
your Responsibilities
  • To ensure every aspect of health and safety compliance is adhered to
  • You will work accurately and efficiently and will be able to adapt between working as part of a team, to an independent working style
  • You will maintain high professional standards and cleanliness whilst performing your duties; as well as following stringent health and safety procedures whilst working on-site and in the workshop


How will I be assessed?

The majority of your learning will take place in the workplace, where your progress will be closely monitored by the Training & Technical Manager to ensure you stay on course to successfully complete each section of the apprenticeship program. Additionally, the college will conduct visits to provide coaching, support, and evaluation, further enhancing your overall progression.


Your apprenticeship takes three years to complete and is carried out alongside your studies at your local college one day per week.


What will you get in return?

As a business we value our people, because it’s our people who set us apart. As a member of our team, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits including;


Level 3 Certificate Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Investment in training/career development:

  • Bespoke training and career development and on the job training, including professional qualifications and accreditation

Health & Wellbeing Benefits:

  • Occupational Health Provider
  • Company wellbeing workshops
  • Access to mental health support and counselling


  • Social committee with calendar of regular social events – all paid for by the business
  • Individual recognition and reward schemes including employee of the year celebration
  • Free parking


Your skills and background:

Suitable candidates will possess a strong academic background and demonstrate a keen willingness to learn. They will be both punctual and attentive to detail, with an ability to follow clear instructions. Additionally, 5 GCSE’S Grade 4/C and above, including, English, Maths and Science.


Future Occupations

Mechanical Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Service Engineer, Test Engineer, Project Engineer


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower everyone. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

If you have a passion for engineering, a hunger to learn and a positive work ethic then we want to hear from you!