Leeds Grand Theatre
David has found a career he is passionate about, a career that allows him to combine his love of people, practical tasks, climbing and theatre. He came into his own at university and now, as a qualified high access technician at Leeds Grand theatre, he is building on all he learnt in his studies and his part time work.
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionElectricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring.
QualificationsAcademic qualifications may not be required, though some GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification may be an advantage. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships combining practical work experience and technical training are available at Levels 2 and 3. Entrants must have good eyesight and normal colour vision.
- Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations;
- Selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting;
- Cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit;
- Assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding;
- Installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc.;
- Examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.