Electrician

Electrician

Electricians help to keep the world supplied with electricity by fitting, fixing and servicing all kinds of equipment and machinery. Electricians use physics every day in their job, so it is a great one to study in school.

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Most of us rely on electricity on a daily basis. From the lights in our houses to the computers in our schools and offices, electricians keep everyone wired up to the grid with their practical skills and electrical knowhow.

What's cool about being an electrician?

Working in a different place every day and meeting lots of people

Using practical, hands-on skills that will always be needed by society

The chance to be your own boss as a self-employed electrician

Subjects you'll need

You’ll learn all about electricity in physics, so pay particularly close attention if being an electrician sounds like your kind of career. Engineering and technology skills will also help you to make it in this profession.

Fun fact

Thomas Edison was one of history’s greatest inventors. His brilliant mind gifted the world with many of the electrical items we use in our homes: switches, fuses, sockets and his most famous invention of all, the lightbulb.

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