Technical Capabilities Specialist
Desiree N is an Engineer working as a Technical Capabilities Specialist for Vodafone. She came from Nigeria to do her A levels. She found a good work placement, "Spending a year in industry made me even more motivated to have a good degree and that made me focus to study hard. I had more of an idea of the modules I wanted to do at university, and then coming out and being able to find a graduate training placement as well was great." Her mother has been a great support and she is very proud of her.
More information about Electronics engineers
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
DescriptionElectronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.
QualificationsElectronics engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.
- Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment;
- Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards;
- Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs;
- Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.