An Electrician installs and maintains wiring, fuses and other electrical components in buildings. These types of works can be needed for homes businesses or factory premises.


  • Electricians work on a wide range of projects ranging from Maintenance to Construction.
  • Their working hours can vary depending on the projects.
  • Due to their specific training and skills, Electricians get a better paid than the general labourer.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Be an organised person
  • Understand Safety rules and regulations
  • Good with practical work
  • A people‚Äôs person

A Typical Day:

  • Installing, Inspecting and testing equipments
  • Repairing and maintaining electrical equipments

Entry Requirements:

  • You could start out as an apprenticeship straight from School or College and get the required training.
  • National Vocational Qualification level 2 & 3
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma from City and Guilds

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com


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