Electricians install, repair, and maintain electrical systems, ensuring that homes and businesses have safe and reliable power.

Day-to-day tasks

Depending on the type of electrician you are, you could:

  • check electrical systems to make sure they're safe
  • build and install electric control panels
  • repair electric parts in machines
  • install street lights and traffic management systems
  • fit wires, sockets and switches in homes
  • rewire homes and business properties

 Working environment:

You could work on a construction site, at a client's business, at a client's home or on the streets.

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • maths knowledge for understanding technical plans
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • problem-solving skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to work well with your hands and use equipment safely
  • customer service skills for working with colleagues and clients
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Industry Qualifications

If you want to be an electrician, you may want to consider a UCM apprenticeship or college course: University College Isle of Man

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