Electrical engineers design, develop, control and maintain the electrical systems and components of buildings, rail networks and power distribution networks.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
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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