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Electronics Engineer

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Electronics engineers research, design and develop a wide range of equipment and components which use electronics, including telecommunications systems and computer-controlled systems.

The Work

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Pay

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

The starting salary for electronics engineers at graduate entry is usually around £20,000 to £30,000 a year. With experience salaries can range between £40,000 and £60,000 a year or more.

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Getting In

Electronics engineers work in a wide range of industries including aerospace, telecommunications, IT, energy, gas, water, manufacturing and defence. There are also opportunities in educational institutions and the public sector.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1993
3.1 %
RISE
2029
2055
  United Kingdom
2024
24616
3.4 %
RISE
2029
25449

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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 50 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.

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

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