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Telecommunications Engineers

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


Median Salary

New workers start around £22,273. Normal pay is £33,573 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,646.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills employers are asking for

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