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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.

£32,550

Median Salary

New workers start around £19,972. Normal pay is £32,550 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,280.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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