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Technician Development

Technicians have been a pivotal part of Cambridge’s ground-breaking research for centuries. This has never been more important than during the current pandemic. 

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 and to furthering the aims of the national Technician Commitment.

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Technician commitment

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

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Career development

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

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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...

Technician Commitment Co-ordinator

As part of the strategy for the Technician Commitment, the University created a Technician Commitment Co-ordinator role to help facilitate the process.

John Nicolson now carries out the position on a full-time basis after serving almost 15 years as a Research Technician at Earth Sciences. If you have any queries on the Technician Commitment or Technician Development contact John Nicolson

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Green labs (environment & energy)

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...