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Telecommunications Engineers

Telecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £22152. Normal pay is £31145 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45387.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Erects and maintains mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
  • Connects cables and tests for any defects.
  • Assists with the erection of wooden poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
  • Tests installation and makes any further necessary adjustments.
  • Uses testing equipment to locate defective components of circuitry and makes any necessary repairs.
  • Installs telephones, switchboards and coin operated phone boxes.
  • Fixes connecting wires from underground and aerial lines to premises and connects cable terminals to inside wiring.
  • Installs internal cabling and wiring for telephone systems and fits and wires junction and distribution boxes.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Critical Thinking


  • Active Learning


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Learning Strategies


  • Active Listening


  • Speaking


  • Writing


  • Mathematics


  • Monitoring


  • Science


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