Electricians and Electrical Fitters

Electricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring.


New workers

New workers start around £21,598. Normal pay is £34,962 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,323.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 204,807 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?

  • Examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.

  • Installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc..

  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding.

  • Cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit.

  • Selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting.

  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.

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 Systems

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Emergency Lighting

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Electrical Equipment

  • Building Services Engineering

  • Machinery

  • Electrical Diagnostics And Repairs

  • Risk Analysis

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

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • English Language

  • Teamwork

  • Operations

  • Mathematics

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.