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Electrical and electronic trades n.e.c.

£17,160 Average salary at age 20
£37,960 Average Salary
45 Average hours per week


Job holders in this group perform a variety of electrical and electronic occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 524: Electrical and Electronic Trades.

Main Tasks

  • Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations;
  • 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;
  • Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings;
  • Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment;
  • Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments;
  • Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing;
  • Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines;
  • Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment;
  • Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects;
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.


There are no formal academic requirements although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually by apprenticeship and combines practical work experience and technical training. NVQs/ SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3. Manufacturers may run specialised courses related to their products.

UK Prospects

66200 Workforce Size
8.55% Predicted decline 2021 - 2027
12692 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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