Assembler - Electronics

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

The Work

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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 2022 the National Minimum Wage is £4.81 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.83 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £9.18 an hour for workers aged 21 to 22. The National Living Wage is £9.50 for workers aged 23 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 £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022).

With experience this can rise up to around £11.40 per hour. You can get additional earnings by working overtime.


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Getting In

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What Does it Take?

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You need to be able to:


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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