IT engineer

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IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.

Current Entry Requirements

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, BTEC/SQA awards, an Advanced GNVQ/ GSVQ Level III or a degree. Training is usually provided on-the-job supplemented by specialised courses. Postgraduate and professional qualifications, and NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Installs, tests and maintains computer-related hardware (processors, memory chips, circuit boards, displays, sensors, data storage devices, printers, etc.) according to given specifications.
  • Diagnoses hardware related faults.
  • Repairs or replaces defective components.
  • Advises on and installs operating software and firmware and carries out upgrades.
  • Maintains documentation to track and log work in progress and completed.

Desired Skills

Active Learning
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Active Listening
Learning Strategies
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