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
£ 21,989
£ 34,567
£ 53,460

Available jobs

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

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 Wiring

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics

  • Soldering

  • Test Equipment

  • Machinery

  • Electromechanics

  • Electrical Systems

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Printed Circuit Board

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

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • 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.