skip to content

Technician Development

Technicians have been a pivotal part of Cambridge’s ground-breaking research for centuries.  Today we have over 1,200 technicians, across a variety of roles and departments.

The University is committed to developing the skills and potential of all its technicians throughout their careers.

conference delegates talking

Technician conference

Over 80 technicians from 21 departments recently attended the first University of Cambridge Technician Conference. The keynote speaker, Professor David Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning, described his experience of working with technicians throughout his career and emphasised...

Read more

Person working on electronics

Technician commitment

As part of the University’s commitment to technician development, in 2017 it became a signatory of the Technician Commitment.

Read more

Person working in a workshop

Career development

The University is committed to nurturing talent and developing expertise through providing relevant apprenticeships across all of its departments and institutions.

Read more

Electrical wires

Professional registration

Professional registration is an important milestone for any technician. It establishes your proven knowledge, understanding and competence. It shows your peers and employers that you have demonstrated a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing competence. Registration...

Read more

Martin Howes, Sustainable Labs Coordinator, leads the Green Labs initiative, which aims to improve the environmental performance of the University’s labs and research facilities:

“The Green Labs initiative is...

Read more