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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:

Warehouse Employee

EMECH and Wireless Product Manager

Tools & Test Product Manager



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


Vacancies


Warehouse Employee

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, working 12:00 to 21:00, one hour for lunch
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Warehouse Evening Shift Manager

We are currently seeking a Warehouse Employee to join our dedicated team. You will work as part of our Warehouse Team, picking and packing orders with the number one priority of ensuring all orders are despatched effectively and efficiently each day.

You will also be responsible for replenishing bins when new stock arrives, using manual handling equipment as required, whilst adhering to FIFO (First in First Out) requirements for picking and storing stock.

Key Skills

  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Administration skills
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Initiative, drive and enthusiasm
  • An organised and methodical approach
  • Ability of working to deadlines along with the ability to work on your own initiative
  • A 'Man-up Forklift Truck licence' would be an advantage


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


Tools & Test Equipment Product Manager

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

The Tools and Test 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 intelligencev
  • 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

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

“They say time flies when you’re having fun and that certainly is the case for me in my role as Rapid’s Central and Southern Area Account Manager. There are just not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do!

I love my job, visiting and talking to customers, solving their design problems, discussing projects, pricing and finding out what new products we can introduce. It is interesting, challenging and a lot of fun. I am on the road most of the time but I am supported by an amazing team at Rapid HQ.” – Elise Atkinson, Field 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.