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A day as an electrician

Your day begins at 9am, fixing an essential medical unit at your local NHS hospital. Once you've got the unit working, it is rapidly shipped to a nearby ward where it is urgently required.

Usually, you work on your own at the hospital, carrying out routine and emergency repairs on medical equipment and electric fixtures around the building. However, this afternoon you're working with other trades professionals, helping to install better lighting in the children's ward.

Tonight you're on call, and at 9pm you drive to a patient's home for emergency repairs to essential medical equipment. Then it's home to bed. You enjoy a good rate of pay, and enjoy using your skills to help others.