Technicians are vital to society. And their skills are needed now more than ever.

The demand for technicians is growing. Their diverse skills are critical to the UK’s performance in the global business arena. Yet we face a growing skills shortfall.

By training to be a technician, you could work for some of the top employers across the UK. And with opportunities available right now in an incredible range of exciting sectors including music, gaming, aerospace, film, automotive, fashion and more, there has never been a better time to become a technician. Make it happen.

Find out more about the variety of Technician roles.

Meet the technicians

Max & Steve

Sports Research Technician and Technical Manager at Loughborough University

Steve and Max are the technician dream team behind some of the UK’s best sporting innovations.

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Sally

Horticultural Technician at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

To find her ideal job as a Horticultural Technician, Sally simply followed her passion.

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Liam

Apprentice Quality Control Technician

As football team captain, Liam took responsibility. To be a quality technician he must do the same.

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Jahangir

Apprentice Broadcast Engineer at BBC

Jahangir enjoys solving problems. A chance to work at the BBC was the best possible solution.

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Emma

RAF Instructor

Emma has fifteen years’ experience as an RAF technician. Now she helps others get their careers off the ground.

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Gabriel

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Engineer

Gabriel writes the code that unlocks the awesome potential of wind power.

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Anjna

Senior Science Technician

Anjna is an award-winning school Senior Science Technician, but her real reward is the success of
her students.

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Amy

Senior Pharmacy Technician at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

As a Senior Pharmacy Technician, Amy makes the medicines that make people better.

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Barney

Design and Technical Services Manager at the University of Cambridge

Once he worked out what type of technician he wanted to be, Barney’s life changed.

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Are you a technician? What’s your story?