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Assembler - Electronics

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Electronics assemblers work as part of a team making electronic components and equipment.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present this is £4.00 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.55 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £6.95 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24 (October 2016).

As of 1 April 2016 there is a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 for workers 25 and over. The NMW still applies to those 24 and under, although some organisations offer the NLW to all employees, regardless of age.

At present the apprentice rate is £3.40 an hour (October 2016).

With experience this can rise up to £10 per hour. You can get additional earnings by working overtime.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

Look for jobs with companies making parts for domestic appliances or scientific, medical, audio, or aeronautical equipment. Jobs are usually advertised through Universal Jobmatch.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies. The website includes a section on Careers and Qualifications, which identifies progression routes in the industry.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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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