Telecommunications Engineers

Telecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.


New workers
£ 23,403
£ 34,358
£ 49,035

Available jobs

In the past year there were 55,733 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?

  • Erects and maintains mobile telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.

  • Connects cables and tests for any defects.

  • Assists with the erection of wooden poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.

  • Tests installation and makes any further necessary adjustments.

  • Uses testing equipment to locate defective components of circuitry and makes any necessary repairs.

  • Installs telephones, switchboards and coin operated phone boxes.

  • Fixes connecting wires from underground and aerial lines to premises and connects cable terminals to inside wiring.

  • Installs internal cabling and wiring for telephone systems and fits and wires junction and distribution boxes.

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.

  • Telecommunications

  • Operations Support Systems

  • Asbestos Awareness

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • Project Management

  • Active Directory

  • Field Service Management

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Agile Methodology

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Self-Motivation

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Emotional Stability

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

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.