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Electrical Engineer



  • Video »
  • Case Study »
    • Matteo provides an insight into his career being an electrical engineer.
    • He is currently leading a team that designs electrical infrastructures for an Global Energy Company.
    • The way electricity is generated, transmitted, stored and distributed is undergoing a complete transformation providing a new challenge every day!
  • Did you know? »
    • Matteo works with people from 66 different countries. All just under one roof! Cultural diversity increases creativity across teams bringing fresh ideas to the projects.
    • In his Engineering department, everybody works in a large open space that improves communication, boosting collaboration between different disciplines (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical, Civil) and across hierarchical levels.

  • Routes »
    • a University course (electrical or electronic engineering, electromechanical engineering building services engineering, applied physics, aeronautical engineering, mechatronics)
    • a College course
    • an Apprenticeship

  • Entry Requirements »
    • University: 3 A levels, or equivalent, including Maths.
    • College: 1 or 2 A levels, a level 3 diploma or relevant experience for a level 4 or level 5 course
    • Apprenticeship: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship, including English, Maths and Science

  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Analytical thinking skills
    • Teamwork skills
    • Passion for Learning and Innovation
    • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
    • Strong Work Ethic
    • Complex problem-solving skills
    • Numerical Skills
    • Excellent communication skills for sharing ideas
    • Creative Thinking skills and courage to change
    • Understanding of computer systems and applications

  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Electrical Engineers work in lots of different areas - labs, office, mines…the work place choices are endless!
    2. It is an ever-evolving industry - you can always refresh your mindset.
    3. There are travel opportunities.
    4. It is an in-demand job, providing job security.
    5. You will work at the forefront of technology.
    6. Chances to follow areas of interest, such as robotics, transportation, construction.
    7. Use your love of maths and physics on a daily basis.
    8. It is an ever-growing and expanding industry, with growing opportunities all the time.
    9. It is a well-paid profession.
    10. Meet people from different backgrounds, professions and areas of engineering.
  • Other roles that may interest you »
    • Power industry
    • Renewable Energy
    • Transportation
    • Construction
    • Manufacturing
    • Design
    • Project Management
    • Consultancy
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At school, I wasn’t the best students and I thought university wouldn’t be the best option for me…I set a target to be the first chartered engineer in my family.