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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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £20,293. Normal pay is £31,872 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,310.

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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