Electrical and electronics technicians


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017


Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.


Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II or a BTEC/ SQA award. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Typical tasks

  • plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings;
  • sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data;
  • plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system;
  • diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment;
  • visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.

Common job titles

Assistant, electronics
Engineer, executive (telecommunications)
Technician, electronics
Officer, signals (MOD)
Specialist, telecommunications
Technician, electrical
Engineer, assistant (broadcasting)
Engineer, simulator, flight
Technician, telemetry
Engineer, testing, cable, assistant
Technician, maintenance, electrical
Technician, avionics
Engineer, installation (electricity supplier)