5 Reasons to Consider a Career as an Electrician

Between 12,500 and 15,000 additional skilled electricians will be needed over the next five years to accommodate forecasted growth, according to a report commissioned by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) and co-funded with industry charity National Electrotechnical Training (NET). 

As a result, businesses are working harder than ever to attract people to the profession and investing heavily in developing the next generation of electricians.

With demand only set to increase as sustainability rises further up the agenda, there has never been a better time to learn a trade or transfer your skills to become an electrician. If you enjoy hands-on learning, relish problem-solving and crave variety, a career in this field could be perfect for you. 

Here, we highlight just five of the benefits that await those with the skills and drive to become an electrician, and how Masterfix can help. 

1. Rewards
The trade boasts excellent earning potential. According to January 2022 data from Glassdoor, the national average salary for UK electricians is £34,359, with the opportunity to make much more as you grow and develop your career. 

2. Variety 
Any electrician will tell you that no two days are the same. You will work at a range of different sites - both commercial and domestic - meet new people, and face a wide range of challenges each day. 

3. Development
With electricians in such high demand, there are ample job opportunities available that offer excellent rewards. At Masterfix, we employ all of our engineers directly and want them to stay and grow with us. That’s why we provide ongoing skills training to ensure you are the first to learn about new technologies and processes and have the opportunity to achieve your career aspirations.

4. Flexibility 
Because electricians are required to complete tasks and solve issues 24/7, you don’t have to be stuck in the traditional 9-5 cycle. Electricians often have the option to choose hours that work around home commitments, ensuring you can maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

5. Technology
With sustainability at the heart of modern commercial practices, electricians play a crucial role in helping us move towards a greener way of life. You'll have the opportunity to work with pioneering clean energy technologies, which will not only expand your skills and open the door to even more job opportunities but will also enable you to do your bit to protect our planet. 

Further your career with Masterfix
All of our electricians are employed with us directly and can enjoy benefits including: 

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Ongoing skills training
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Career development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

If you want to learn more about switching your career to Masterfix or are just starting out and want to know about our work experience and apprenticeship programmes, get in touch with our team today on 020 7518 8600 or email enquiries@master-fix.com.

Posted by: Masterfix