Electronics engineering is an exciting, cutting edge place to work. Phones, MP3 players, sound mixing desks and other digital devices have all been created by electronics engineers. They’re also getting smaller and more complicated, allowing people to do more, often while they’re on the go!
The speed of technological change shows no signs of slowing down as more and more of the world uses internet communication and impressive gadgets to keep in contact with friends or play realistic computer games while you’re on the bus.
If you worked as an electronics engineer you could also be involved in communications, or working on how signals get from one digital device to another. One thing is for certain though, you’re not likely to be short of something exciting to work on.
Read about some people working in electronics below:
Matt took a UKESF scholarship during his time at university to further his skills and helped to produce DAB digital radios on a placement working with cutting edge electronics!
Mairead Kelly is an electronics engineer working on the micro-chips inside your mobile phones and MP3 players that let you talk to your friends and hear your music on the go...
Luke Dare works at ARM as an Applications Engineer. ARM supply the blueprints for chips that let us do incredible things with smartphones, cameras, computers and all things digitally connected...
There are different fields within electronics engineering and there are many ways in to the industry as our interviews show. You could have a degree, join an apprenticeship programme or come straight from school or college. You can find out more about all the routes in here.
Still have questions? What do engineers earn? What qualifications do you need? How do I get work experience? No problem, we’ve made a point of answering all of the usual questions. Find out more.
Take a look at our Case Studies to see the huge variety of fun, interesting and rewarding jobs that young people working in engineering are doing. Who knows, it might help you find your way to your perfect career.
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