Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical systems, machinery and equipment.
There will be
3% more Electrical engineer jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day tasks depend on the industry you're in, but could include:
You'll usually work on projects with other professionals, like civil engineers, architects and engineering technicians.
You'll usually need to complete a foundation degree, HND or degree.
You may be able to join a company's graduate trainee scheme with a degree in a relevant subject.
You'll need colour-normal vision.
Electrical Careers has information on careers in electrical engineering.
Starter salary: £21,000 to £25,000
Experienced salary: £25,000 to £40,000
These figures are a guide.
You'll usually work around 40 hours a week. You may have to work occasional overtime to meet deadlines.
You could be based in an office, factory, production plant, workshop, power station or research facility.
You may need your own transport to get from site to site.
You could work in different industries, from power and renewable energy to transport, construction and manufacturing.
You can improve your career prospects with incorporated or chartered engineer status. Chartered status can help you move into electrical design and project management roles, specialise in a particular field, or work as an engineering consultant.
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