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The job of the electrician tends to fall under one of three categories. These are installation (installing and testing wiring systems in the home and on building sites); maintenance (looking after and testing electrical equipment often in heavy industry and commerce); and production (using diagrams to construct electronic appliances and electrical devices)
Depending on the type of electrician, day-to-day work can range from installing CCTV, testing the wiring in a factory or installing new electrics in somebody’s home. Electricians are required wherever there is a current so work can range from oil rigs to schools
The job is especially suited to those who are good with customers, analytical, adaptable and practical. Training is most commonly given through an apprenticeship. Applicants will have to pass a colour vision test, and good GCSEs in mathematics, physics and English are an advantage
The prospects are excellent as there is currently a shortage of electricians in the UK. Expect to start on around £20,000 per year, with salaries rising to between £30,000 and £40,000 quickly with experience.
Electricians are required to install and maintain electronic and electrical systems. They can work for a local authority providing services for housing and property services departments. These professionals also work on public highways repairing street lights. They follow architect’s drawings in order to install wiring systems in a building and then they connect switches, light fittings and sockets to this system.
Electricians usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Maintaining equipment.
• Installing wiring systems.
• Repairing street lighting.
• Fitting circuit breakers.
• Connecting wiring to appliances.
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Cromer, Norfolk, Norfolk, East Anglia, UK
Up to £200 per day
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia, UK
Up to £32,000 per annum
Poole, Dorset, Dorset, South West, UK
£21 per hour
£21 per day
Horsham, West Sussex, West Sussex, South East, UK
From £18 to £18.50 per annum
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, UK
NW8, St John's Wood, Greater London, United Kingdom
Windsor, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, UK
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