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An electrical engineer is responsible for the design, development, control and maintenance of the electrical systems and components of buildings, rail networks, power distribution networks.
Average salaries are in the region of £25,000.00 to £60,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
An electrical engineer is responsible for the design, development, control and maintenance of the electrical systems and components of buildings, rail networks, power distribution and renewable energy.
Electrical Engineers work within the construction sector on different areas including:
In this role, you could also work on rail, road and other transport networks and the production and distribution of power, including renewable energy.
Electrical engineers are involved in projects from conception through to implementation, testing and handover. They may also manage maintenance programmes. Most electrical engineers work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team, which is likely to include engineers from other specialist areas.
As an Electrical Engineer, you would be:
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Working as an Electrical Engineer, your working week is typically 40 hours a week, as this is a full time role.
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To become an electrical engineer, you usually need to complete a foundation degree, HNC, HND or degree (Professional SCQF L8 / 9 / SVQ L4 in Scotland) in electrical or electronic engineering or a related subject such as building services engineering.
These courses are widely available with a number of colleges and universities offering training and advice about applying. With a degree, you may then be able to join a company's graduate trainee scheme.
You may also be able to become an electrical engineer by starting off as an electrical technician apprentice with an engineering or electrical company. You could then take further training after your apprenticeship to qualify.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 175,440 Electrical Trades and Installation people needed between 2017-2021. The highest demand will be in the East of England followed by the North West, West Midlands, Wales, South West and Yorkshire & Humber.
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