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Assembler - Electronics

Assembler working on assembly line

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:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).

With experience salaries range from £13.00 to £15.00 per hour. You can get additional earnings by working overtime.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are advertised through Find a job website and other recruitment websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1544
1.1 %
RISE
2029
1561
  United Kingdom
2024
24277
1.7 %
RISE
2029
24700

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Enginuity (formerly SEMTA) is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies. The website includes a careers section showing progression routes in the industry.

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Engineering

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