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Kempston Controls | Start your career today.
Kempston Controls is a leading component distributor based in Rushden Northamptonshire and Huddersfield. With sister companies based in the UK and Dubai, Kempston Controls is a continually expanding company with a worldwide reach.
Why would I want to work at Kempston Controls?
We're glad you asked. Kempston Controls is a continually expanding business with a diverse and motivated workforce. We're proud at Kempston Controls to break through the stereotypes of the industry with our forward approach both to staffing and business focus.
We also have a wide-ranging number of job roles, spread across multiple locations in the UK and abroad as a company with a truly global reach. Yet we still maintain a sociable, open-office atmosphere to make sure the workplace is one you're happy to come to in the morning.
Our customers range from independant electricians to the military, from London to Africa. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet our customers needs wherever they may be and whatever their budget. Our experienced technical team are always on hand to support our customers in finding the products they need, at a price they can afford.
At Kempston Controls, you would be working in a company with a friendly yet focussed atmosphere. A company where there is always room to grow. A company where the directors know everyone by name. A company where you are more than just a number.
Hear from some of our employees!
Kempston controls is not just a company or an office it is a second home to me. At Kempston there is no strong hierarchy system as all work as one big team or rather one big family. Employers are very approachable and supportive and they try to address and remedy individual problems flexibly. A home like office environment with friendly bosses and latest IT facilities is exactly the kind of work life I have always envisioned.
Sensor Technical | Joined in 2013
I FFEL YOUR PAIN, after working as an electrical maintenance engineer for over 30 years, I was normally the person on the other end of the phone looking for the obsolete part, after working at Kempstons for 6 months as part of the technical support sales team, I wish I knew then what I know now, working life would be so much easier.
Control Gear Technical | Joined in 2017
I joined the company in December 2016. Straight from Secondary School I was looking to climb the ladder in my confidence and my qualifications. Being able to earn whilst gaining a qualification at the same time sounded great for me. Having no experience in this industry I struggled at the start but with the help and training from Kempton Controls I was able to do the work I’m currently doing. Kempston Controls has a fantastic office environment with the family friendly staff.Working together....
Quotes | Joined in 2016
I have worked at Kempston Controls for just over 10 years now, I was originally employed as part time, 4 hours a day, However when my circumstances at home changed management didn’t hesitate in offering me full time employment. I work in internal sales, which has doubled in size since I started and have seen the company go from strength to strength. We are a very family oriented business and you will find that we have many members of staff that also have family members working here. Together we make a great team.
Sales | Joined in 2008
I started at Kempston’s nearly 6 months ago and everyone is so friendly and always willing to help as best as they can. They encouraged me to ask questions if I was unsure, if I made a mistake they would show me what I had done wrong and how to do it for future reference. All of the Employees whilst doing our work to the best of our abilities will find a way to have some fun with some banter and will include everyone. No-one is ever left out or made to feel like the odd person, no matter whether you are just starting out at the company or have been working here for many years.
Sales Order Entry | Joined in 2017
I’ve been at Kempston Controls for over 7 years now, I started in the warehouse, before moving to the IT team and now the Marketing team. The ability to progress and learn new things at Kempston’s is unlike anywhere else.
Marketing | Joined in 2010
I joined the company in June 2015, as after working in the Civil service for nearly 20 years needed a new challenge!! I had no experience in this field, so was given excellent training and encouragement to help me in my day to day work. Kempston controls is a very family friendly company and from day one I have always felt comfortable in my surroundings.
Quotes | Joined in 2015
When I started at Kempston I did not have any real job experience, I was taken on as an apprentice for the quotes team with a 6 months’ probation period training in business administration. It was in this role I was able to expand my skill set and build confidence in my own ability with the help of other members of staff, as a result I passed my probation and I was contracted into a position as a member of the quotes team full time. In this position I progressed my skill set further and became the quotes team leader. The company has a strong motto of “do not be afraid to ask the same questions” which is great as it helped me to start and then progress in my role and be fortunate enough to work with people who make the job enjoyable.
Quotes Team Leader | Joined in 2012
I joined the company in December 2016. I started in this company as an apprentice. I was able to improve my skills in an encouraging environment. In gaining a qualification in level 2 customer service I also gained experience in the office industry. I had no experience within this field but with the frequent training opportunities I have been able to attend, I have been able to improve my knowledge in the field.Kempston controls is an understanding, encouraging company who I feel proud to work for.
Quotes | Joined in 2016
Please take a look at the current career opportunities below.
Business Development Manager – Scotland.
Salary: Competitive Basic.
Quality Car + Laptop +iPhone + Company Credit Card + Fuel Card + Bonus Scheme.
Job Type: Permanent
Working within our newly formed applications and solutions team you will be responsible for the sales and promotion of the industrial automation, control and safety products and services we sell. Your sales area will be Scotland.
This position is available to self-motivated individuals with a good sales and technical background looking for career progression. This vacancy is open to motivated candidates with practical sales and electrical / engineering experience.
You will be based working from your home office and will be given a suite of IT equipment to enable you to carry out required tasks. Our offices are based in Rushden, Northamptonshire and you will be required to attend sales meeting and product training on a regular basis. You will be expected to be out visiting our customers 4 days per week. You will play a direct role in the development of the company providing you with long term career prospects and an opportunity to progress.
This position requires the ability:
- To work individually and meet sales targets and goals.
- To work as a member of a friendly committed sales team
- To be "Hands on" and take on a broad spectrum of functions within the role.
- To work under your own initiative
- To make sure customer visit reports are submitted on a timely basis.
You will be responsible for:
- Maintaining and growing sales to existing customers.
- Developing new customers from sales leads or on your own initiative.
- Making technical recommendations to meet customer's requirements – with the assistance of manufactures if required.
- Discussing technical issues with customers
Within this role you will:
- Deal with small to major customers in your geographic area.
- Develop enquiries and prepare quotations.
- Follow up enquiries by phone and e-mail.
- Offer technical advice and assistance.
- Become familiar with control, automation, safety components, sensors. continuous training is provided.
Qualifications: ONC or HNC or degree level in electrical engineering or relevant subject. Science , maths and English GCSE or Electrical or other Technical qualification.
Existing technical sales engineer with relevant experience with control, automation, safety components and sensors will also be considered. Good communication and interpersonal skills are required. Good level of PC Literacy and experience of the MS Office Suite of programs. Ability to prioritise and manage own work flow.
If you are interested in this role and you can meet the above requirements we would be interested to talk to you. Please contact us with your current CV.Submit your CV!