Electrical and Electronic Trades

Job holders in this group perform a variety of electrical and electronic occupations.


New workers
£ 21,248
£ 33,506
£ 48,638

Available jobs

In the past year there were 75,452 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?

  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.

  • Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects.

  • Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment.

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

  • Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing.

  • Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments.

  • Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment.

  • Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings.

  • Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment.

  • Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods 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.

  • Field Service Management

  • Machinery

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Commissioning

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Technical Support

  • Electromechanics

  • Hydraulics

  • Maintenance Engineering

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

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sales

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Operations

  • English Language

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.