Applications Engineer – Switchgear​

Due to continued expansion AF Switchgear Ltd are seeking to recruit a Switchgear Applications Engineer. The position will be based on our Nottinghamshire HQ. The ideal candidate will be able to take ownership and responsibility for the life cycle of their projects from handover from the sales / estimating team through to completion and final accounts.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the design of LV switchgear, Package Substations, Power factor correction equipment and control systems.

Although experience in the role is preferable, the successful applicant will join a team where they will be fully trained in the design of LV Switchboards, Package Sub Stations, MCCs, PFC Equipment and Process Control Systems.

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Electrical Panel Builder

The Role:
To assemble electrical control panels/switchgear accurately and effectively in line with our safety standards.

  • Understand panel design from wiring diagrams
  • Understand and interpret electrical schematics
  • Supporting installation, modifications, and maintenance of all products
  • Adhering to expected quality standards through the assembly build process
  • Work within a controlled environment and to deadlines provided by Team leader
  • Act within the Company’s policies and procedures as set out in the Company handbook
  • Any other duties conducive to the role and business which are considered to be within your capability

The Candidate

  • Previous experience in Switchgear panel building
  • Apprentice or time-served in an electrical discipline, such as installations or panel wiring or an electrical qualification
  • Familiar with mechanical assembly of devices and copper busbar systems
  • Knowledge of panel assembly/fabrication techniques
  • Proficiency in the use of hand tools and mechanical equipment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Prepared to spend long periods away from home (an essential requirement for site operative personnel)
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Have a flexible approach to overtime
  • Hold a full driving licence

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Stores Assistant Vacancy

Job Description
We require a dependable individual to work in a busy stores department

You will be required to:

  • Ensure parts requested from assembly are picked & delivered in a timely manner and then allocated to the correct contract
  • Receive goods inwards from Suppliers & Subcontractors
  • Ensure tools & measuring equipment are in calibration when issuing to requests
  • Carry out duties by the stores team leader
  • Canteen facilities on-site, free car parking & a clean working environment.
  • Please message with your CV, details & contact number.

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Production Introduction Works Fabricator Vacancy

Job Description 

Reliable individuals are required to join our busy Fabrications team. 

If successful you will be responsible for: 

  • The fabrication assembly, including welding & sanding 
  • Ensuring a quality product while adhering to standard manufacturing tolerances 
  • Give guidance and support to the team members and subcontractors 

Canteen facilities on site along with Free car parking and a clean environment.

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Pre-Build Assembly Operative Vacancy

Job Description We require a reliable individual to work in our busy Pre-build Assembly department.
  • The successful candidate will be required to carry out:
  • Assembly of electrical switch devices, copper busbar system & current transformers in prefabricated cabinets
  • Follow company engineering assembly standards
  • Give guidance & support to fellow team members
  • Carry out duties defined by the Team Leader
Canteen facilities onsite as well as Free car parking & a clean environment. Please message with your CV, details and contact number

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IT Technician – Programmer Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop this new role.

Reporting directly to the Central Services Director, the successful applicant will be required to work closely with our IT partners (a consultant who works in the office 2 days per week and our off-site IT partners) as well as helping in the mentoring of an IT apprentice.

Key responsibilities will include overseeing the diagnosing, repair and maintenance of hardware and software components, including installing and configuring computer hardware, software report writing and software development (Efacs, BIRT), as well as being the primary point of contact for IT support within the AF Group.

It would be desirable that the successful candidate holds a qualification in Computer Science or a related field and have 2+ years of experience in computer networks and system maintenance. SQL and JAVA experience, excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills will also be required.

Responsibility for preparing yearly budgets, managing subscriptions and application development will also feature in this busy and varied role.

If you are interested in applying for this position, then you must inform your immediate Supervisor / Manager before submitting your written application to:

Mrs S Armiger
Central Services Director
AF Switchgear Ltd
Nunn Brook Road
NG17 2HU
Tel: 01623 555600

Please submit your applications no later than
Friday 28th May 2021

AF Switchgear Virtual Learning

Lockdown Virtual Learning

With COVID-19 impacting all Colleges and their ability to continue the apprentice training programme it was crucial that a way could be found quickly to ensure our apprentices did not miss out on their academic work.

With a ‘can do spirit’ and working with our provider, West Nottinghamshire College we soon found a solution to support our current apprentices.

We have fully IT equipped a meeting room at our HQ for use as a college classroom where
students via Microsoft teams are able to have interactive lessons with the tutor on a ‘one to one’ or group session.

Assignments are set as normal together with the NVQ level 3 reviews. This has benefited all students to ensure that they do not miss out on study time, thereby maintaining levels of attendance and advancement.

AF Group currently supports over 20 apprentices within the electrical, administration and Fabrication sectors of the business.

Open day and job opportunities AF Switchgear

AF Switchgear will be teaming up with West Nottinghamshire College’s apprenticeship service – Vision Apprentices – to offer careers advice on a range of vacancies.

On Wednesday 25 March, from 5pm-8pm we will be opening our doors for a specialist open event at our Nunn Brook Road site to enable prospective job applicants to find out more about the business and a range of job vacancies.

New apprentice recruits are required in electrical panel building, fabrication and welding, IT and business administration.


Tutors from Vision Apprentices will be at the event to discuss the apprenticeships, what the roles involve and there will be a tour of the factory and office facilities for guests to speak to employees, including current apprentices, engineers and administration staff about their jobs.

Anyone wishing to attend should register with college recruitment expert Lee Speed by calling 01623 627191 ext 8159 or email him at



Current electrical engineering apprentice Sam Allen, 18, said: “Things are going very well for me here. I’ve just finished working with my mentor and I’m now working more independently on jobs and really enjoying things.”

Apprentice business partner Ricky Singh said: “This open event will be the perfect opportunity for people to learn more about these roles within a well-established company which specialises in switchgear and control panel applications.

“There could be the opportunity to apply for vacancies at the open evening should individuals have the pre-requisite qualifications.”

CPD Training

AF Switchgear recognise the importance of training and self-development throughout all walks of work life and is a proud member of the CPD Certification Service.


AF Switchgear can offer your electrical engineering or consultancy business a formal CPD seminar by one of our experts in subjects such as Forms of Separation for example.


What does CPD mean?


CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development.


Why do I need it?


CPD refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you

experience, learn and then apply.


CPD also ensures that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver

a professional service to your customers, clients and the community.


What are the CPD requirements?


All members must undertake a minimum of 20 hours CPD each calendar year

(January to December) of the 20 hours at least 10 hours must be a formal CPD format.


What are the benefits of CPD?


Allows you to fill gaps in your knowledge and skills to become more productive

and efficient. Builds confidence and credibility to stand out from the crowd. Helps you achieve your career goals.

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