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Electricians and electrical fitters

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£19,240 pile of coins

Age 35

£34,840 pile of coins

Age 50

£38,480 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £31,720

What does this career do?

Electricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring.

Typical tasks

  • examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations
  • selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting
  • cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit
  • assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding
  • installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc.
  • examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.

Current entry requirements

Academic qualifications may not be required, though some GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification may be an advantage. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships combining practical work experience and technical training are available at Levels 2 and 3. Entrants must have good eyesight and normal colour vision.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2014)

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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