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Electrical & Electronics Technicians

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.

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.

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.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £34,000 per annum and can progress up to £41,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 3,541 employed Electrical & Electronics Technicians in the region.

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/