Work for Park Gate

Interested in joining us?

We advertise here for apprentices and trainees, administration staff, labourers, stores, sales, skilled electrical, managerial and technical staff

If you are interested in joining Park Gate or hearing about vacancies when they occur please email us.

We currently have a vacancies for the following positions:-


All sections of the business are experiencing increased workload at present and so we have vacancies as shown below.

Please note that in some cases we would consider applicants who don’t fully satisfy all of the indicated criteria but who would be willing to develop into the role through training and experience.

Control Panel Electrician

To manufacture control panels and MCC systems within our works, carry out site installations, modifications and commissioning. Applicants will ideally be JIB qualified approved electricians with substantial experience of CP manufacture and have the ability to work from and understand wiring diagrams, though technically competent electricians currently working in other fields may apply.

Approved Electrician – Industrial Installations

We would like to recruit a JIB approved electrician/s with good experience of industrial installations to work within our electrical contracting dept. Applicants should be time-served approved electricians, 18th Edition and 2391 qualified, with good technical and practical abilities. Comp-ex qualification and a willingness to work away from home would be an advantage.

Workshop Engineer (Semi-skilled)

To work in our motor rewind workshop. Main duties include dismantling and assembling electric motors. Good practical engineering skills are essential, and some electrical knowledge would be advantageous.

Project/Software Engineer

To manage projects primarily associated with Control Panel manufacture including PLC/Scada programming, Autocad drafting, electrical design, VSD’s etc

Apprentice Installation Electricians

This is an industrial electrical engineering apprenticeship and will involve on-site electrical installation work. There will also be off-site at JTL leading to a NVQ3. Candidates should have 4-9 grades in core subjects and good practical skills.

Apprentice Armature Winder

This is an electrical / mechanical engineering apprenticeship and will involve working in our motor rewind workshop carrying out repairs and rewinds to electric motors and plant. There will also be off-site training leading to an NVQ3. Candidates should have 4-9 grades in core subjects and an interest in engineering.

H&S Officer

To lead the company H&S management programme, carry out risk assessments, site safety inspections, deliver toolbox talks, manage audits and all day-to-day aspects of a ISO 45001 H&S Management System. A suitable qualification would be required, and some electrical knowledge would be an advantage.

Business Administration Apprentice

This is a Business Administration apprenticeship would be to assist the office staff in their work and to build up the skills and knowledge required to maintain this important function. We would like applicants to have a good standard of education with mainly GCSE grades 4 and above, and would prefer applicants to have 6/4 grades in core subjects like English & Maths. Most of the training will be done on the job, learning from more experienced colleagues. An apprenticeship company will provide off the job formal training.

Please apply, clearly stating which position you are interested in, to : –

Personnel Dept

Park Gate and Co Ltd

87 Kingstown Broadway

Kingstown Industrial Estate

Carlisle   CA3 0HA

Alternatively email or telephone 01228 552000 to request an application form or further details.

At Park Gate we are very proud of our record in training and retaining apprentices and staff, some of whom have been with us over 30 years.

More than half of our employees have either trained or are training with us on nationally accredited apprenticeship programmes.

Park Gate get a lot of applicants and can only appoint a very limited number. Our selection process involves rigorous assessment and interviews to allow us to select the best candidates.

Our minimum qualification requirements are 9-4 grades in maths, english, a science subject and a practical/technical subject. Candidates must also have passed the *JTL aptitude test. Those with an interest in engineering and hobbies or experience involving practical work often have an advantage.

Applications, which should be made in writing, are taken throughout the year with selection and interviews being held during June & July, successful candidates usually taking up posts around the end of August. We normally take 2 apprentices each year but this figure varies depending on our need and we are not committed to taking any number. First year apprentices are usually aged 16 to 18.

Our advice to those seeking apprenticeships is to apply to as many companies as possible to increase your chances of gaining a position contact JTL?” jTL is the training organisation allied to JIB, the electrical contracting industry body responsible for training and grading electricians.

To find out more about the electrical apprenticeship programme and to take the JTL aptitude test, contact the local training advisor.

Gary Hodgkison
Tel: 07717851844
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From time to time vacancies occur in a variety of positions including apprentices and trainees, admin, labouring, stores, sales, skilled electrical work and managerial and technical. If you would be interested in hearing of vacancies when they occur please email your details in confidence.