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Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician

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Electrical or electronic engineering technicians are involved in developing, manufacturing, testing, installing and maintaining electrical and electronic equipment. They can work with either electrical systems and controls that generate and supply power, or electronic components for a wide range of devices, such as computers or transportation systems.

There can be an overlap between the two.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for electrical or electronic engineering technicians is normally in the range £17,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £25,000 and £35,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Electrical or electronic engineering technicians work in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, renewable energy, aerospace, chemicals, transport and utilities as well as in local and central government and the health service.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2041
0.4 %
RISE
2023
2050
  United Kingdom
2018
19853
1.5 %
RISE
2023
20160

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Engineering Council sets and maintains the standards of the engineering profession in the UK. It does so through 35 professional engineering institutions which are Licensed Members of the Engineering Council.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers website has more information on careers in engineering.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Institution of Engineering and Technology
Tel: 01438 313311
E-mail: postmaster@theiet.org
Website: http://www.theiet.org/
Twitter: @TheIET
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInstitutionofEngineeringandTechnology

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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