Electronics assemblers build our electronic goods, cars, home products etc. by assembling parts on a production line.
- Taking delivery of parts from suppliers
- Operating presses that shape metal sheets and components
- Fixing the engine and frame to the vehicle chassis
- Assembling other parts using robotic welders and hand tools
- Controlling paint spraying machinery
- Fitting interiors, wiring, lights, dashboards and windscreens
- Moving finished vehicles to storage areas ready for shipping
- Carrying out quality checks at each stage of production, using digital readouts and manual inspections
You could work at a car manufacturing plant.
Your working environment may be noisy. You will have to do a lot of repetitive work.
40-42 a week.
Salary: New workers start around £13,195. Normal pay is £20,728 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32,694.
Predicted trends -15.4% decrease leading to: 6,717 fewer jobs by 2027.
Employer may require you to have at least 2 or more GCSEs at Grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) or some may even require 4 or 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 to 4 (A* to C). If you have an EHCP you may be able to apply under the DfE exemption which allows the apprentice to use Entry Level 3 English and Maths qualifications. The apprentice would have to be competent enough to successfully achieve all other aspects of the apprenticeship requirements, become occupationally competent and achieve Entry Level 3 in English and Maths before the end of their apprenticeship.