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Description

Electrical Engineers work with electrical systems, designing and developing electrical models. They work with many systems, which include manufacturing, transportation, electronic, production or building systems. The tasks of an Electrical Engineer are often divided into projects, as these professionals work in teams to accomplish project assignments.
Electrical Engineers are very technical, analytical and thorough. They are good at managing multiple tasks and projects. Depending on their seniority, industry, experience and location, Electrical Engineers can earn a very lucrative remuneration and benefits.
An Electrical Engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Conducting presentations
• Preparing documentation and reports
• Doing maintenance work on equipment
• Attending meetings and trainings
•  Networking with clients
•  Designing prototypes
• Conducting research

Skills

• Computer science
• Communication
• Information technology
• Being methodical and detail oriented
• Being practical
• Technical awareness
• Working with teams
• Organisation and administration
• Decision making
• People management
• Understanding health and safety information

Education

Electrical Engineers often seek employment through apprenticeship programs. They work with experienced professionals to develop their skills in their trade. Engineers are typically good at understanding mathematical, scientific and technical information. There are several types of qualifications that are accepted by employers, like:
•    City & Guilds Certificate
•    BTEC National Certificate
•    NVQ/SVQ Level 3 and above
•    HNC or HND
•    Bachelors or Masters Degrees
To qualify for an Electrical Engineer position graduates study courses in:
•    Computer Science
•    Nanotechnology
•    Software Engineering
•    Applied Physics
•    Maths
•    Aeronautical Engineering
•    Mechanical Engineering

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