Electrician Job Profile

Description and Responsibilities

The exact role of an Electrician will vary depending on the organisation and the projects you are contracted for, however some of the common responsibilities of the job are:

  • Complete both domestic and commercial electrical installations
  • Complete work following instructions from a site plan or specification
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate cables and electrical fittings using hand and power tools
  • Testing and final sign off of all completed works
  • Deliver and maintain high levels of customer service

Typical Hourly Rate

Pay for an Electrician can differ based on the organisation, your experience and the location you work in. However, you may expect to earn between £9 and £17 per hour depending on your experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications and Experience

There are a number of qualifications that you may need to hold for an Electrician role. An employer may require one or more of the following:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation
  • City & Guilds 2360
  • City & Guilds 2330
  • City & Guilds 2391-52
  • BS7671 17th Edition
  • ECS Card
  • A full UK Driving Licence may also be required
  • Three years’ experience working as an Electrician. For more junior positions, this may include an electrical apprenticeship.

XCL are experts at helping skilled Electricians find their ideal roles within busy electrical contractors and engineering firms. We’ll get to know you and your experience to make sure we only ever put you forward for the jobs that are most suitable for you.

If you’re searching for your next job, send a copy of your CV to info@xclgr.com to find out about our current Electrician job vacancies.