Planit


Assembler - Electronics

Job Profile Image

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).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over.

At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £3.70 an hour (April 2018).

With experience this can rise up to around £10.00 per hour. You can get additional earnings by working overtime.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

LMI data powered by LMI for All

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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

LMI data powered by EMSI UK

Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

LMI data powered by EMSI UK

Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2439
0.2 %
FALL
2023
2433
  United Kingdom
2018
28203
1.1 %
FALL
2023
27889

LMI data powered by EMSI UK

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.

Was this article useful?
Please help us improve Planit by rating this article.

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy