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Job Description

Job Description

An Electrician will specialise in different aspects of electrical work on a range of projects both internally and externally.
Projects can either be domestic or commercial.

The main duties of an Electrician are as follows:

  • Installing power systems
  • Fitting and fixing lighting
  • Re-wiring
  • Machine repair

The average working week for an Electrician is between 30 and 40 hours.

Typical Hourly Rate

The average hourly pay rate for an Electrician is between £19-£24.

Required Qualifications

To work as an Electrician you will need to be either fully qualified or time served.

Qualifications include:

  • NVQs in electrical work
  • Apprentice trained
  • Time served
  • City and Guilds qualified.

References must be provided. You will also be required to hold a valid CSCS card. Skilled cards are required on most sites, however you may be permitted on site at the Contractor’s discretion with a General Operatives green card.

Required Tools

The very basic electrical tools that will be required are: Screwdriver, Tape Measure, Wire Strippers, Hammer, Razor Knife, Pliers, Side cutters.


Do I need an ECS or JIB card?

Yes. To work as an Electrician you will need to hold a valid ECS or JIB card.

Do I have to provide my own tools?

Yes. As a self-employed Electrician you are required to provide all your own tools. Materials will be provided by the hirer.

Do I need experience?

Yes. You will need to be competent and have a high quality of work to be engaged as Electrician. You must be able to work equally well alone without guidance or as part of a team. You will also be asked to supply a minimum of two recent construction / electrical related work references.

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