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Kempston Controls is a leading component distributor based in Rushden Northamptonshire and Huddersfield. With sister companies in England, Ireland and Dubai and our new manufacturing arm in Wales, Kempston Controls is a continually expanding company with a worldwide reach.

Current Vacancies

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 independent 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!


I FEEL 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.

Don't see the job for you? We're always willing to consider additional staff at Kempston Controls, so if you don't see a job you'd be suitable for but you're still interested in working at our company, submit your CV. Your new career could be just a few clicks away.

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to join us here at Kempston Controls as a key member of our internal technical support team, providing advice and product support to our valued customers. This is a varied and rewarding role for someone with a technical background or in-depth working knowledge of the industrial control, switchgear, and distribution product industry. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and be capable of working independently and within a team environment.

Your day-to-day activities will consist of:
  • Providing information and advice on our varied product range offering solutions to customer technical requirements.
  • Understanding and interpreting customer requests for product advice showing an ability to take the key information to provide solutions to their needs.
  • Having the knowledge to offer options for obsolete parts to franchised and non-franchised brands.
  • Providing support with advice and solutions to our own internal and external sales teams and staff.
  • Compile quotations quickly and precisely using our own internal SAP system (training will be provided)
  • Be comfortable dealing with telephone, email, and webchat enquiries.
  • Developing your knowledge and skills through our continuous training and personal development programs to ensure you offer the very best in customer support.
  • Working with our key suppliers to help promote their brands and new products.
  • Use your knowledge of our extensive stock to provide fast-of-the-shelf solutions to customer requirements.

What you will bring to the role:
  • A good knowledge of basic electrical principles and or electrical theory. Education to a suitable industry standard in electrical and or electronics is preferred but not necessary if you can display competency in the above fields.
  • A working knowledge of the control and switchgear industry and products.
  • Preferably experience working within a technical support role or team.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Work well as a team member and display good time and self-management skills to help you work in this key area of our business.
  • A willingness to solve customer issues by applying your skills and knowledge
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