Two new appointments for Northern Switchgear

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Here at Northern Switchgear, we see our staff as our key assets. We have built our team up over the years, both by bringing in talented individuals from across the region and by investing in the development of our junior staff.

We’ve recently bolstered our ranks with the recruitment of two new appointments to the team. Robert Anderson joins us as Electrical Draughtsman and James Gibson moves up the ranks to the position of Estimator.

Robert joins Northern Switchgear from engineering service company Wood Group, where he was responsible for designing instrumentation and electrical systems for offshore oil and gas installations for clients including Shell and EnQuest.

Robert’s new role involves developing solutions for clients by producing general arrangements and power schematics, ensuring the client’s brief is met within their budget requirements. He brings with him a wealth of practical and business experience, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team.

James has been a member of the Northern Switchgear team since 2014 and, having completed his apprenticeship with us, is now moving into a new role as Estimator. James studied a foundation degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Newcastle College whist completing his apprenticeship at Northern Switchgear as a Panel Wireman. This provided him with invaluable experience in building and wiring switchgear such as distribution boards, section boards switchboards and control panels.

James’ new role as Estimator will utilise his detailed knowledge of switchgear development to prepare comprehensive project proposals and quotations to clients.

We’re delighted to welcome Robert to the team and to see James take up a new position with us as his career continues to progress. Northern Switchgear is in a strong position at the moment as the business continues to grow and we see employee development as a crucial part of creating a sustainable business and an engaged workforce.

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