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Technician Development

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As part of the University’s commitment to technician development, in 2017 it became a signatory of the Technician Commitment. This is a sector-wide initiative, sponsored by the Gatsby Foundation and the Science Council, to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.

The Commitment includes 4 key areas:

  • Visibility:  Ensure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution
  • Recognition: Support technicians to gain recognition through professional registration
  • Career development: Enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways
  • Sustainability: Ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised

More information is available from the Science Council about What is the Technician Commitment.