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Electrical and electronics technicians

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£19,760 pile of coins

Age 35

£39,520 pile of coins

Age 50

£46,800 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £28,600

What does this career do?

Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

Typical tasks

  • plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings
  • sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data
  • plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system
  • diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment
  • visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II or a BTEC/ SQA award. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • 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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