Electricians fit, service and fix electrical equipment, circuits, machinery and wiring.
There will be
5% fewer Electrician jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You'll work in range of areas, from bringing power to people's homes to big engineering projects. You may also work with renewable technology, like wind turbines, 'smart' heating systems and solar power.
Your work will depend on the type of electrician you are:
You may also supervise other people in a team.
You'll need a level 3 electrical or electro-technical qualification. You'll need to complete this qualification while you're working in a related job.
A common way to get into this job is through an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship will give you a level 3 qualification.
Taking a level 1 or level 2 qualification in electrical installation may help you to find an apprenticeship or get a trainee position.
Electrical Careers has more information on how to become an electrician.
Starter salary: £18,000 to £23,000
Experienced salary: £25,000 to £35,000
You could get bonuses and overtime pay. There are national rates for travelling time, travel expenses and accommodation costs.
These figures are a guide.
You'll usually work 30 to 40 hours, Monday to Friday. You may work shifts or be on call.
You may have to travel between jobs and work away from home.
You may have to work around other trades. You may have to work in all weathers, in cramped spaces or at height.
With experience, you could move into design engineering, site or project management, consultancy work or training.
You could also set up your own business.
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