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Job Description

Electronics Engineer will apply their knowledge of electrons and electrical components to design electronic systems, devices and circuits which can be used in mobile phones, acoustics, medical instruments, defence, nanotechnology and radio and satellite communication

Entry Requirements

You'll usually need a foundation degree, HND or degree in electronic or electrical engineering, or engineering technology.

Employers may accept qualifications in related subjects like physics, maths or computer science. See the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for courses.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With incorporated or chartered engineer status you could:

  • move into project management roles
  • specialise in research, such as telecommunications, robotics or semiconductors
  • work as an engineering consultant

You could also move into patent law.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineering technician
  • Materials engineer

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • A high level of technical knowledge
  • Good IT skills
  • Health and safety awareness
  • The ability to multi task
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong team working abilities
  • The ability to translate complex ideas into understandable concepts

Starting Salary

£21,000 to £65,000

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