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Electrical engineers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£19,240 pile of coins

Age 35

£47,840 pile of coins

Age 50

£57,720 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £56,680

What does this career do?

Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Typical tasks

  • supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems
  • determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems
  • ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements
  • organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.

Current entry requirements

Electrical engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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