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Assembler (electrical or electronic products)

Jobholders in this unit group wire up prepared parts and/or sub-assemblies in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, make coils and wiring harnesses and assemble previously prepared parts in the batch or mass production of electrical and electronic goods and components.


  • Assembles previously prepared electrical or electronic components by winding, bolting, screwing or otherwise fastening using an assembly machine or hand tools.
  • Lays out and secures wire to make harnesses and operates machine to wind heavy and light coils of wire or copper for transformers, armatures, rotors, stators and light electrical equipment.
  • Positions and secures switches, transformers, tags, valve holders or other parts and connects capacitors, resistors, transistors or sub-assemblies to appropriate terminals by soldering.
  • Selects, cuts and connects wire to appropriate terminals by crimping or soldering.
  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to identify appropriate materials and sequence of operations.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for assembler (electrical or electronic products) is £25,214

797 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 797. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for assembler (electrical or electronic products) roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,214 per year. That is about £2,101 per month or £12.93 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,985, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,859

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 797 people are employed in the region.

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