Electrical or electronic trade n.e.c.
- Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
- Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects.
- Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment.
- Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
- Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing.
- Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments.
- Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment.
- Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings.
- Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment.
- Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for electrical or electronic trade n.e.c. is £30,514
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,870. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for electrical or electronic trade n.e.c. roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £30,514 per year. That is about £2,543 per month or £15.65 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,531, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,722
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,870 people are employed in the region.