Electrical and Electronics Technicians

Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.


New workers

New workers start around £21,989. Normal pay is £34,567 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £53,460.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 24,445 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Interprets and reviews technical drawings.

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.

  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.

  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.

  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.

  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Electronics

  • Soldering

  • Test Equipment

  • Machinery

  • Electrical Systems

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • Electromechanics

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Operations

  • Self-Motivation

  • Customer Service

  • Computer Literacy

  • Planning

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.