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Engineering technicians

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£18,720 pile of coins

Age 35

£37,960 pile of coins

Age 50

£44,720 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £36,920

What does this career do?

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

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
  • prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects
  • diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment
  • inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation
  • visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.

Current entry requirements

Entrants to training usually posses GCSEs/S grades. Vocational training consists either of full-time study for a BTEC/SQA award followed by two years on-the-job training, or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 or 4. An NVQ/SVQ in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance at Level 3 plus further professional qualifications are required to become a licensed aircraft engineer.

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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