Telecommunication Vacancies Telecommunication jobs involve installing, repairing, testing and maintaining landline, broadband and mobile telephone networks. The data systems you will work with include: Fibre optic and copper wire cabling Digital and analogue satellite systems Mobile and fixed-line telephony networks Wireless radio networks for Internet access Telecommunication jobs are varied depending on the role, but some of the duties in these roles include: Laying and connecting underfloor and underground cabling Testing underfloor and underground cabling Installing static and mobile antennae on masts, structures or buildings Testing faults in private or public telephone exchanges Designing and building telecommunications equipment and components Working with aerial rigging Testing telecommunications equipment and components Working alongside other professionals Testing prototypes Analysing data Meeting with members of the public experiencing difficulties Working hours in telecommunication jobs differ depending on the role. Managerial positions are likely to be office-based with working hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Engineers and technicians may also work standard hours, but shift patterns and emergency on-call duty is also a possibility. For these roles, the working environment is likely to be either on-site, in production lines or at customers' properties. Salaries in telecommunication jobs vary depending on the role, your experience and your qualifications. One example is the salary of a telecommunication technician. The starting salary is around £18,000. With experience, this salary rises to approximately £25,000 per year. Those in a managerial position can earn up to £30,000 per annum. Electronics engineers have a similar starting salary, although there is the opportunity to earn up to £55,000 in senior positions. Chartered electronics engineers can earn in excess of £60,000. There is the opportunity to increase your earnings potential by doing overtime or working shifts where a shift allowance is paid. Entry requirements for telecommunication jobs vary from one position to the next. To become a telecommunications technician, the best route to take is work-based learning with an Apprenticeship or an NVQ. Some of the course options available include communications cabling, ICT systems and principles and telecommunication systems. An electronics engineer needs a degree in a relevant subject, such as physics, applied physics, maths, computer science, aerospace engineering, nanotechnology or software engineering. Telecommunication jobs require candidates to possess a wide range of other skills and qualities. These skills and qualities include: Excellent skills in maths, science, technology and ICT Excellent written and verbal communication skills Good problem-solving and decision making skills The ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines A clear understanding of health and safety regulations The ability to work as part of a team A willingness to continue with professional development as necessary The ability to work independently using your own initiative A willingness to keep up to date with industry news and developments Telecommunication jobs are a great career choice for those who are interested in working in a technology and communications oriented environment. Qualifications and experience affect your earning potential and there is the scope for career progression and professional development.
A brief history of Glasgow The River Clyde is key to the growth of Glasgow from a small 6th century settlement to the biggest city in Scotland today, and the third biggest city in the United Kingdom. From a 6th century settlement to today There is evidence of a settlement on the River Clyde since prehistoric times, but it is Saint Mungo, the patron saint of the city who is famous for founding the city in the 6th century with the construction of a small church where Glasgow cathedral now stands. Bishop Jocelyn is credited with gaining the status of burgh for the city in the 12th century from King William, thus creating a cause for celebration which led to the creation of the Glasgow Fair, an event which still takes place today. The Scottish Englighteenment period Glasgow's biggest periods of growth which contributed to its size and status today were during the Scottish Enlightenment period and the Industrial Revolution. The Scottish Enlightenment was a period in which Glasgow, in particular, was recognised for its contribution towards philosophy, literacy and invention at a European level. It took place during the era of the signing of the Act of Union between England and Scotland as the two countries joined as part of Great Britain. The famous poet Robert Burns, philosopher and economist David Hume and economic pioneer Adam Smith who wrote the Wealth of Nations, were key drivers of the changes associated with this period in Glasgow's history. The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution brought about a great number of changes to the city, notably along the River Cyde which was drained to make way for shipbuilding yards. The heart of the city was transformed by a deep river and the industries and wealth which grew and prospered from it, from cotton to glass production, to textiles, paper and soap. As well as new wealth, the Industrial Revolution impacted on the migration of people from the countryside to the city, thus determining the layout and construction of the city today. From hospitals to schools to housing, Glasgow retains signs of its Industrial Revolution history in its makeup today. Present day Glasgow Named European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow today is a hub for finance, education, culture, arts, food and one of Scotland's most famous exports - Scottish whisky. There are several distilleries in and around the city which help contribute to the economic wealth of the city and its inhabitants.