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Electronic Engineering is the design of devices, electronics circuits, and systems - often linked with embedded systems. Electronics is a field within electrical engineering - operating alongside fields such as analog electronics, digital electronics, consumer electronics, embedded systems, and power electronics. 

Why consider a career as an Electronics Engineer?
A career in electronics engineering allows you to operate in a hands-on capacity - bringing you face to face with the hardware elements of a product. Often working as part of a team, an electronics career will allow you to learn from an array of engineers - ranging from mechanical, electrical, electronics, software, and embedded engineers. A career in electronics will also expose you to a range of industries - ranging from manufacturing to complex bespoke technologies - allowing you to operate as the building blocks of innovative tech.

What a job or career in Electronics Engineering may entail…

As an Electronics Engineer you will review requirements, design, and develop components of larger devices. This involves close interaction with electrical components. You will liaise with the wider teams - such as mechanical, electrical, embedded, and software - in order to test and debug underlying issues. 

Typical role titles include
Electronics Engineer
Electronics Design Engineer
Hardware Engineer
Embedded Hardware Engineer

Career progression example
Graduate Electrical/Electronics Engineer
Electronics Design Engineer
Lead Electronics Engineer

Salary and Day Rate Benchmarks

Here, we aim to provide an overall range of day rates and salaries.
There are always factors to consider when assigning a day rate and salary to a role, such as the skill demand, location, complexity, level of responsibility as well as what other benefits are on offer, such as remote working. It’s also worth noting that the ‘number of years’ of experience is not an ideal measure. However, as a general guide, it should provide some ballparks and pointers...

Salaries
At an entry level, Junior/Graduate electronic engineers can take home £25, 000 - £35, 000. This often comes down to specialty, location, and whether you pursued a masters. 
At the mid-level, engineers normally sit between £35K and £45K. Seniors normally earn between £40k and £55K. Principals are normally £55K and up.

Day Rates
At an entry-level, for a junior/graduate a typical day rate would be around the £300 mark, at the mid-level around the £350 mark and seniors can expect a day rate of £450+ as a benchmark.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The following technologies and skills often appear on job descriptions;

Analog, Digital, Electronics, Mixed Signal, PCB, Schematics Capture, Circuit Boards, FPGA, VHDL, Embedded C, ASIC, Integrated Circuits, Microcontrollers (ARM/PIC/Texas Instruments), RF. 

What qualifications does it take?

Often clients will look for you to hold a Bsc in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics. Otherwise they will look for candidates who have undertaken an apprenticeship related to the field. Some candidates make the move in Electronic engineering through industry experience and/or conversion courses. A technical background - be it academic or industry related - is normally necessary to secure a role in the field.  

 

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  • 24th Oct

    Software Engineer

    — Technologies of the future within a forward-thinking business

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    £30K-£35K
    Work on fresh, rewarding, and ethical tech. Option for flexible working, alongside remote working. Comprehensive benefits including share scheme. Positively impacting the healthcare industry, this business intelligently utilizes data to improve the offering of global health services. If you’re looking for the chance to work on rewarding, fresh, and ethical tech - this is the one for you. Joining an established group, you will be joining a development team that prioritizes a flat hierarchy in favour of creative and intelligent team work.This is a business truly passionate about it’s field. We’re looking for engineers with a passion for emerging technologies and a creative tilt to development.  What experience you will need: Background in science, computer science, engineering, embedded software, hardware development, or equivalent.  Two years experience in the software development industry. Passion for emerging industries - eg: machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc. Confidence in software development, with a focus on C/C++. Exposure to integrated development environments, eg: Visual Studio, GIT source control. Understanding of networking technologies, eg: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML. Understanding of databases such as SQL and NoSQL big data concept would be advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will develop new software products in line with business goals. You will be working as part of a wider team, alongside working on one’s own initiative to create solutions. You will maintain and improve existing code, creating new solutions regards data. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary - alongside working access to flexible working and remote options. While the position is based in Bath, the company are willing to be flexible for the right candidate - supporting remote work if required. In addition to this, the business offers a share scheme, 25 days holidays (plus bank holidays) and travel reimbursements for staff.  What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather. We are looking to hold interviews as soon as possible - so don't hesitate to get in touch! 
  • 23rd Oct

    Embedded Software Engineer

    — Rewarding role with aerospace experts

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40-£45K
    Work on exciting aerospace projects directly affecting the future of space exploration.  Competitive salary, alongside comprehensive benefits and flexible working hours.  Rewarding and challenging position - an opportunity to make a real impact. A widely recognised aerospace company are seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to join their Bristol-based engineering team. Working as part of a talented group, you will aid an array of external clients on their projects - including the design of key solutions.  What experience you will need: Background in software engineering - with experience in real-time embedded software development in C.  Background in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or another relevant field. Experience developing software to standards, eg: MISRA C. Exposure to unit test tools and low level hardware programming would be advantageous, but not essential. What you’ll be doing: You will be aiding the development of software that will directly support external clients. This includes the design, build, test, and creation of supporting software. Working with an array of clients, you will have the opportunity to travel to a range of customer sites - both within the UK and internationally. Consequent of this - we are looking for candidates comfortable communicating with a wider team and customers alike.  What you’ll get in return for your talents:In addition to a fulfilling role, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package alongside a competitive salary. This includes flexible working hours, free onsite parking, an in-house cafe, and access to a free gym.  What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert. Please note - we are seeking SC clearable candidates, or candidates willing to undergo SC clearance. As a result we are currently unable to accept applications that require Visa Sponsorship.  
  • 16th Oct

    Junior Software Engineer

    — Challenging and varied environment, bolstered by clear path for progression

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    £23K-£25K
    Comprehensive benefits, including flexi-hours. Consultancy based in the heart of the tech South West - exposure to challenge and variety. Close proximity to train station, and on-site parking. Supporting the tech South West for just under two decades, our client has created a range of solutions for local industries - with a predominant focus on rail. With high retention - both with clients and staff alike - this business offers a clear career path geared towards those keen on challenge and variety. What experience you will need: Industry experience, with a background in engineering, software, hardware, or equivalent. Ability to follow standards and procedures (Eg: BS EN ISO9001). Experience with one or more of the following: C, C++, C#, Java, Python. Good documentation and communication skills. Proven experience of object oriented design, alongside exposure to communication protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML, etc) is advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will design, develop, implement and test software, including the improvement of new and existing products. You will follow standards and procedures, with a strong focus on documentation.  What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, including access to core hours of 10 - 4, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual performance related bonus, flexible working hours, etc. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
  • 16th Oct

    Senior Software Engineer

    — Flexible working hours, enabling positive work/life balance

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35K-£45K
    Comprehensive benefits, including flexi-hours. Consultancy based in the heart of the tech South West - exposure to challenge and variety. Close proximity to train station, and on-site parking. Supporting the tech South West for just under two decades, our client has created a range of solutions for local industries - with a predominant focus on rail. With high retention - both with clients and staff alike - this business offers a clear career path geared towards those keen on challenge and variety. What experience you will need: Object oriented design, UML, XML. Embedded/Microcontroller development. Knowledge of communications protocols - TCP/IP, Network socks, HTTP, HTML. Experience using Windows and Linux. Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, Java. Experience within cyber security is advantageous.  What you’ll be doing: You will design, develop, implement and test software. You will create specifications , with a strong emphasis on documentation throughout. You will implement standards and procedures, with the ability to operate as part of a team and independently. You will be operating in a leadership capacity, guiding your team on projects. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, including access to core hours of 10 - 4, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, annual performance related bonus, flexible working hours, etc. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
  • 14th Oct

    Junior Software Engineer

    — Unrivalled opportunity to develop, backed up by competitive benefits package

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £23K-£25K
    Winner of best place to work in Cornwall. Shortlisted for best place to work in the South West Tech Awards. Creative and ethical team - supported by a business that puts staff first. Based in scenic Cornwall, this business has not only been nominated for best place to work in the South West Tech awards, but has also won best place to work in Cornwall. Not only is this a business driven by a code of ethics that supports it’s staff - it delivers. And to no surprise! Prioritising a work-space designed to challenge and support you, this is a fantastic company for those looking to grow in a space that breeds personal development. Looking for software engineers from junior to senior, we’re looking for engineers with a keen interest in embedded software development.  What experience you will need: Background in science, computer science, engineering, embedded software, hardware development, or equivalent.  Experience or background in coding, ideally in C, C++, or C#. Interest in working as part of a team - with a belief in the value of testing. Interest in working as part of a Lean-Agile team, designed to aid rapid growth, constructive feedback, and a swift approach to change. What you’ll be doing: You will work as part of a wider team, working on a range of different projects ranging from short-term to longer term projects. With a focus on coding, you will be operating to a high standard, including testing, debugging, and documentation of code. What you’ll get in return for your talents:Ten minutes drive from nearby beaches, you’ll not only be surrounded by the scenic environment, but will also have access to flexitime to enjoy the nearby routes. In addition to this, you will have access to 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), great maternity and paternity benefits, employee assistance programme, on-site parking, onsite cafe, gym, and yoga classes (all free!) In terms of benefits - this is not an exhaustive list. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather. Applications begin with a brief qualifying call, followed by an anonymous non-biased coding exercise.  
  • 14th Oct

    Software Engineer

    — Flexi-time, comprehensive benefits, in the heart of Cornwall

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £30K-£40K
    Winner of best place to work in Cornwall. Shortlisted for best place to work in the South West Tech Awards. Creative and ethical team - supported by a business that puts staff first. Based in scenic Cornwall, this business has not only been nominated for best place to work in the South West Tech awards, but has also won best place to work in Cornwall. Not only is this a business driven by a code of ethics that supports it’s staff - it delivers. And to no surprise! Prioritising a work-space designed to challenge and support you, this is a fantastic company for those looking to grow in a space that breeds personal development. Looking for software engineers, we’re looking for engineers with a keen interest in embedded software development.  What experience you will need: Background in science, computer science, engineering, embedded software, hardware development, or equivalent.  Experience working with either C++ or C#. Experience working on a range of different projects. Interest in working as part of a Lean-Agile team, designed to aid rapid growth, constructive feedback, and a swift approach to change. Knowledge of electronics or mechanical engineering would be advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will work as part of a wider team, working on a range of different projects ranging from short-term to longer term projects. With a focus on coding, you will be operating to a high standard, including testing, debugging, and documentation of code. What you’ll get in return for your talents:Ten minutes drive from nearby beaches, you’ll not only be surrounded by the scenic environment, but will also have access to flexitime to enjoy the nearby routes. In addition to this, you will have access to 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), great maternity and paternity benefits, employee assistance programme, on-site parking, onsite cafe, gym, and yoga classes (all free!) In terms of benefits - this is not an exhaustive list. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather. Applications begin with a brief qualifying call, followed by an anonymous non-biased coding exercise. 
  • 11th Oct

    C++ Software Engineer

    — Stone's throw from the beautiful Cornish coast

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25K-£40K
    Respected British brand in audio technologies. Talented, autonomous team. Spacious and modern workspace. Developing software for a historic brand, this is a position sat in the heart of Cornwall - surrounded by a creative hub of culture and music. Working mainly in C++, this position would suit an engineer keen to work in a collaborative environment - situated in modern and spacious facilities. What experience you will need: Background in science, computer science, engineering, embedded software, hardware development, or equivalent.  C++. GUI Design. OO/Object Oriented software design. Experience with Qt or Android is advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will design, develop and test software, including the improvement of new and existing products. You will create specifications and develop prototypes.  Operating to a high standard, you will test, debug, and document code. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary - alongside working within a historic British brand. Based in the heart of Cornwall, you’ll work close to the coast and the local cultural hub. Working amongst a passionate team, you’ll work alongside the team that have helped build an international brand - all the while enjoying the perks of a life away from the big lights. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
  • 11th Oct

    PCB Design Engineer

    — Respected brand in British audio technologies

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25K-£40K
    Stone’s throw from the beautiful Cornish coast Collaborative team. Spacious and attractive workspace. Designing PCBs for an internationally recognised brand, this is a position sat in the heart of Cornwall - surrounded by a creative hub of culture and music. Working alongside an existing hardware team, this position would suit an engineer keen to work in a collaborative environment - situated in modern and spacious facilities. What experience you will need: Background in engineering, hardware/electronics development, or equivalent. Strong background in PCB design. Experience with or knowledge of IPC standards. Experience working within audio would be advantageous, alongside experience with analogue, digital, and mixed signals. What you’ll be doing: Working alongside the hardware design team, you will create complex PCB designs, using PWB CAD tools. Working to a high standard, you will work on individual projects alongside working within a team. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary - alongside working within a historic British brand. Based in the heart of Cornwall, you’ll work close to the coast and the local cultural hub. Working amongst a passionate team, you’ll work alongside the team that have helped build an international brand - all the while enjoying the perks of a life away from the big lights. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather. 
  • 11th Oct

    Embedded Software Engineer

    — Work on tech supporting music greats

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25K-£40K
    Stone’s throw from the Cornish coastline. Work with an internationally renowned British brand. Modern facilities, within close distance of the nearby cultural hubs. Developing embedded software for a historic brand, this is a position sat in the heart of Cornwall - surrounded by a creative hub of culture and music. Working mainly in C++, this position would suit an engineer keen to work in a collaborative environment - situated in modern and spacious facilities. What experience you will need: Background in science, computer science, engineering, embedded software, hardware development, or equivalent.  C++. Experience programming Cortex/ARM/Freescale/PIC processors. Electronic circuit design experience.  Understanding of experience of serial communications. Experience with or an interest in audio technologies is advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will design, develop and test software, including the improvement of new and existing products. You will create specifications and develop prototypes.  Operating to a high standard, you will test, debug, and document code. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary - alongside working within a historic British brand. Based in the heart of Cornwall, you’ll work close to the coast and the local cultural hub. Working amongst a passionate team, you’ll work alongside the team that have helped build an international brand - all the while enjoying the perks of a life away from the big lights. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
  • 11th Oct

    DSP Engineer

    — Work for the British lead in audio technologies

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25K-£40K
    Within close distance to a cultural hub of music and the arts. Internationally renowned British brand. Modern and spacious facilities. Developing DSP algorithms for a historic brand, this is a position sat in the heart of Cornwall - working for a lead in British audio. Looking to expand your experience with digital audio signal processing? Beyond doubt - his is where to do it. What experience you will need: Background in DSP design and programming. Strong background in digital audio signal processing principles. Experience in DSP systems, alongside experience with C/C++. Experience in writing assembler. Interest in audio is hugely advantageous. What you’ll be doing: You will design and develop DSP algorithms, implementing in assembler. You will design architectures and supporting software. Operating to a high standard, you will evaluate and test signal processing performance. What you’ll get in return for your talents:A comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary - alongside working within a historic British brand. Based in the heart of Cornwall, you’ll work close to the coast and the local cultural hub. Working amongst a passionate team, you’ll work alongside the team that have helped build an international brand - all the while enjoying the perks of a life away from the big lights. What’s next? For more information or to apply, apply direct to this advert to speak with Heather.  
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