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Technician Development

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

Apprenticeships are open to all staff and now cover a huge range of subjects, many of which will be relevant to technicians.

Visit the government apprenticeship standards website to view the full list of apprenticeships. 

For further information about apprenticeships at the University visit the Apprenticeship website.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD)

Personal and Professional Development at the University offers development initiatives that complement other activities taking place in departments and those provided by other internal and external providers.

Training and development activities include face-to-face briefings, workshops and programmes as well as online modules or courses that combine face-to-face and online elements.


Secondments can help bridge the gap to the next role, thereby supporting professional development and career progression.  They increase the skills, experience and mobility of technicians within the University and support workforce and succession planning activity for departments.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is another way to support your career development by providing the opportunity to work alongside and gain experience of the role of another technician.  


HEaTED is the leading provider of professional development and networking opportunities for all disciplines of the technical workforce in higher and further education and related organisations across the UK.

National Technician Development Centre

The National Technician Development Centre for Higher Education is a one-stop-shop providing institutions access to information, expertise and tools that will enable them to create a sustainable future for their technical staff and services, as well as meet the needs of the individual technician.