Electrical/Mechanical T Level Placement Programme

Contract Type: 45-day Placement

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: OL10 2EX, Greater Manchester, England

Salary: Competitive


Our T Level Placement Programme is a 45-day (9 week) paid industry placement at the R&B Switchgear Academy during your 2nd year of study. You will gain valuable, practical, and specific on-the-job work experience.

In your first year, you will need to collaborate with your college to secure a industry placement here at R&B Switchgear Group. Don’t worry, your college will help you prepare with required expectations so you’re more than ready for the challenge of an industry placement.


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.


Why apply for a t level placement?

Successful placements who are offered full-time employment may be offered further education to assist their progression, a HNC (Higher National Certificate).


What will I learn?

In your placement, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of tooling and effective working practices, ensuring you apply them correctly and with precision
  • Hone your practical hand skills in both mechanical and electrical engineering, involving tasks such as reading drawings, precise measurement and marking, drilling, cutting, filing, tapping and utilizing various measuring devices
  • Electrical engineering involving tasks such as following drawings, connections, termination cables and wiring looms.
  • Expand your knowledge and skills within mechanical and electrical systems, gaining a thorough understanding of Switchboard layouts, components, and the ability to interpret associated drawings, including general arrangement and schematic
your Responsibilities
  • To be successful at R&B you will need to show a good attitude, a positive image, confidence and a high level of attendance
  • 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?

You’ll be diving into a number of technical assessments from working and forming metal for fitting tests to working on training and specially designed rigs, honing your skills in using tools, perfecting good working practices for stripping and crimping, and becoming a pro at identifying, running in looms/trunking, and terminating cables. These assessments will showcase your understanding of wiring diagrams and basic schematics, cable terminating, and following schematics and pictures. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and conquer these practical challenges.


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 be given the opportunity to learn in a real work environment, developing your business and technical skills to support your entry into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship. Successful placements will be offered a permanent advanced apprenticeship with R&B.


T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

Investment in training/career development:

  • Bespoke training and career development and on the job training, including professional qualifications and accreditation
  • The opportunity for further education, a HNC (Higher National Certificate).


  • Paid placement
  • 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!