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Technician Commitment

The Technician Commitment is led by the Science Council to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.

In May 2017, the University became one of the founding signatories for this Commitment. We achieved Employer Champion Status as part of our initial two-year action plan. Our current action plan will take us from 2020-2023.

Universities and research institutes are invited to become signatories of the Technician Commitment and pledge action against the key challenges affecting their technical staff.

We are proud to be working towards the requirements of the Technician Commitment, as outlined in our institutional action plan.

Our diverse community of technicians are highly valued members of the University, without whom we would not be able to deliver much of our high-quality teaching and research. The Technician Commitment, and our role as an Employer Champion, really highlight this, and help us continue to provide our technical staff with recognition, career progression, and opportunities to develop.

Technician Commitment action plan

The Technician Commitment is a collaborative endeavour and the Steering Group will support and facilitate the establishment and sharing of best practice demonstrated in the self-assessments and action plans.