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TV, video and audio engineers

£17,680 Average salary at age 20
£31,720 Average Salary
48 Average hours per week


TV, video and audio engineers service and repair domestic television, video and audio appliances.

Main Tasks

  • Examines equipment and observes reception to determine nature of defect;
  • Uses electronic testing equipment to diagnose faults and check voltages and resistance;
  • Dismantles equipment and repairs or replaces faulty components or wiring;
  • Re-assembles equipment, tests for correct functioning and makes any necessary further adjustments;
  • Carries out service tasks such as cleaning and insulation testing according to schedule.


Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification such as an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II. Training is provided off- and on-the-job and may be supplemented by short courses delivered by manufacturers. NVQs/SVQs in Domestic Appliance Engineering are available at Level 3.

UK Prospects

6400 Workforce Size
5.37% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
1254 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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