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IT Engineers

IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.

Tasks

  • Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications
  • Diagnoses hardware related faults
  • Repairs or replaces defective components
  • Advises on and installs operating soft/firm ware and may carry out upgrades
  • Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.

Entry Requirements

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, BTEC/SQA awards, an Advanced GNVQ/ GSVQ Level III or a degree. Training is usually provided on-the-job supplemented by specialised courses. Postgraduate and professional qualifications, and NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £31,000 per annum and can progress up to £38,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 3,125 employed IT Engineers in the region.

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