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Communication Operators

Job holders in this unit group operate telecommunications equipment to transmit and receive signals and messages.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£27589

New workers start around £13326. Normal pay is £27589 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44106.

Jobs

1436

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

Daily Tasks

  • Receives and handles incoming calls for emergency services, transmitting to the appropriate services.
  • Performs routine tests and maintenance on equipment and reports faults.
  • Keeps record of messages sent and received.
  • Uses a teleprinter or telex keyboard to transmit messages to other teleprinters or telexes.
  • Tunes transmitter to required channel or wavelength and relays or receives message to/ from person or vehicle.
  • Receives messages, weather reports and other material to transmit.

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

  • Active Listening

    77

  • Monitoring

    76

  • Critical Thinking

    75

  • Speaking

    72

  • Active Learning

    70

  • Reading Comprehension

    67

  • Learning Strategies

    66

  • Writing

    63

  • Mathematics

    55

  • Science

    37

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