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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:

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

As of 1 April 2021 the National Minimum Wage is £4.62 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.56 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £8.36 an hour for workers aged 21 to 22. The National Living Wage is £8.91 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 £4.30 an hour (1 April 2021).

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

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are advertised through Universal Jobmatch and other recruitment websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
1880
1.4 %
RISE
2026
1906

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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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