Discovering technicians New

The word Technician may bring to mind the image of someone in a white lab coat, helping set up practical work in school Science lessons, but the roles now covered by this term span a range of sectors and specialist skills.

Generally, Technician roles are based in the subjects of Science, Engineering or Technology, and involve the practical application of knowledge, proven techniques and procedures.

Around two million people are employed in the UK as technicians and skilled operatives, playing a vital role in the UK economy. Technicians are responsible for areas such as operating and maintaining laboratory instruments; monitoring experiments; solving problems and helping invent and improve products and processes.

For more information, click on the links below:

What is a technician?

Becoming a technician – next steps

The stamp of approval – Registered technician status

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