This site uses cookies to deliver our services and provide a basic level of website functionality. The four different types of cookies are: Strictly Necessary cookies, Functionality cookies, Performance cookies and Advertising cookies. By checking the box and clicking the button below, you are informing Rapid Electronics Ltd that you agree to the use of these cookies as detailed in our Privacy Policy.

Industry Schools FE/HE Site: Industry Site: Schools Site: FE/HE Site: Mobile
  +44 (0)1206 751166  
Rapid Customer Services Rapid Quotations Rapid warehouse Rapid Red Nose Day Rapid Core Values

Dedicated to “helping you make it”

At Rapid we have been helping people to create great careers for themselves since 1979. We are a growing company with the opportunity for you to make a difference,  and we are ready to reward you for your achievements.  New opportunities are available across our business for talented, motivated, customer-focused individuals in roles spread throughout  Product Management, Procurement, Sales and Digital Marketing.

Our working environment rewards people who bring innovation and creativity to their roles, work well with others inside and outside of the organisation and are committed to delivering the highest quality service to our customers. We expect you to embrace our Core Values - having a great attitude, being successful, acting in a professional way and adopting a ‘be better’ mindset. You will benefit from a culture of ongoing professional development with all the advantages of a dynamic, successful organisation. Hear some of our staff’s views on what they enjoy about working for Rapid.

Rapid is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Browse our current vacancies below.

How to find us

Latest Vacancies

To find out more click on a vacancy listing:

EMECH and Wireless Product Manager

Marketing Coordinator

Sales Order Administrator

You can apply either by downloading an application form here, or by emailing your C.V to:


EMECH and Wireless Product Manager

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Procurement Manager

The EMECH and Wireless Product Manager is a socially adept, conscientious person who works with care and pride.

Customer, product and market awareness are key along with a passion for the technologies that will inspire Rapid customers of the future throughout the wider business market.

Values, attitudes and Capability

  • Belief in the ability for new technology to improve our lives
  • A high degree of learning ability and emotional intelligence
  • The ability to listen carefully, reflect and think broadly and with agility
  • Understanding that the correct attitudes towards openness, curiosity, confidence, enthusiasm and teamwork are key to success.
  • Strongly self-motivated with the ability to set your own agenda and work independently
  • Depth of sales, marketing and product management experience across the relevant industries, markets or technologies.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects in addition to day to day transactions
  • The ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • A high performer with record of role promotions and additional projects to strengthen experience

Marketing Coordinator

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Marketing Manager

The Marketing Coordinator is an intelligent and enthusiastic individual looking to use their marketing expertise to support the development, implementation and delivery of the company's marketing strategy and tactical plan.This will include ensuring a consistent brand and corporate image is maintained in all areas, across all markets.

We operate in a dynamic, fast moving environment, so you must be able to demonstrate an excellent track record in implementing marketing plans to deliver results and also of using innovation to take advantage of new digital/industry trends.

Role Specific Attributes

  • Degree education with breadth of marketing experience across relevant industries, markets or technologies
  • The ability to influence at all levels and create collaborations which lead to success
  • A good understanding of marketing process
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communications skills, written and verbal, with ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Efficient, with excellent time management skills
  • Hard working and ethusiastic

Sales Order Administrator

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Customer Experience Manager

The Sales Order Administrator is responsible for managing excellent communication and interaction between the customer and the company, providing a high level of customer service which increases the company’s reputation, leading to increased sales.

You will be working as part of the Customer Experience Team processing orders received through telephone, email ,website and fax channels. You will also manage our customer data base, verifying contact details and qualifying our customers in what they do.

Role Specific Attributes

  • Customer focused individual
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Engaging telephone manner
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Flexible & collaborative team player

Why work for us?

What are our core values?

• Bring energy to the team every day

• Motivate and inspire others with a positive outlook

• Build meaningful relationships with colleagues and contacts

• Address problems in a positive way

• Listen carefully, reflect and think broadly, with agility

• Prioritise own workload and be proactive in the pursuit of goals

• Accountable for own performance delivering business goals over personal gain

• Always set expectations and dependencies and deliver to them

• Diligent approach to the detail butr not losing sight of the objectives

• Maintain a work/life balance and not be easily distracted

• Always punctual with a professional approach

• Dependable due to reiability, flexibility and integrity

• Exceed both customer and colleagues expectations

• Proactively communicate internally to enhance the success of our own common goals

• Take pride in sharing your, or Rapid's success externally

• A high degree of learning ability and drive and ambition to succeed

• Confident and can articulate strengths and development areas

• Listen well to constructive feedback from line manager and give feedback with good intent

• Positive attitude towards shared goals and set challenging personal objectives

• Constantly look for innovative working practices and proccesses

• Belief in the ability for new technology to improve our environment and wellbeing

Here's what some of our team members have to say about working for Rapid...

“I've been working at Rapid for six months and enjoy my work very much. The environment is fast paced, friendly and supportive with opportunities to progress in both the warehouse and sales/support departments” – Steve Short, Warehouse

“Defining Rapid in one word is Teamwork. If it wasn't for the hardworking and efficient colleagues around me then working at Rapid wouldn't be such the pleasure it is! With the determination and support from all employees Rapid wouldn't function at its best.

Having worked at Rapid for nearly 10 years I have seen many changes, but there's one thing for sure, Rapid will continue to strive to do its best!” - Amie Davies, Inbound Sales

Getting to know Rapid's "Core Values"

Core Values

Core Values

Teamwork. Enjoyment. Motivation. Positivity. Just some of the feedback from Rapid's staff who took part in a series of Core Values workshops during the autumn.

The workshops were organised to give employees a greater understanding and appreciation of the company's Core Values - "Great attitude", "Be successful", "In a professional way" and "With a 'Be Better' Mindset" - which were launched earlier in 2017. Each session saw around 12 members of staff from different departments participating in a series of collaborative exercises, with the emphasis very much on fun, teamwork and getting to know each other more.

Staff explored the ideas underlying each of the Core Values, how the attitudes and behaviours could be incorporated into their everyday working lives and how the values shape company culture. Staff were asked to leave feedback on the sessions and their comments reveal how enjoyable and beneficial they found them to be. Aside from a polite 'hello' or 'goodbye', many employees may never have previously spoken to the colleagues they worked with during their session. But they left saying things like "We are not little teams but one big team", "Now I understand what core values mean."

If there were sweets and biscuits involved then they played a useful role!

Denise Bird, Rapid's HR manager and Core Values co-ordinator, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed these workshops over the past four weeks. It was great to see people from different areas interacting together and getting to know each other better, sharing ideas and discussing what Core Values mean to them."

The Core Values programme will be developed further in 2018. For more information about Rapid's Core Values see the section above.