There are technicians in all walks of life doing a variety of interesting and important work.

Technicians build the aircraft engines that fly people around the world. Technicians undertake lab research to help find a cure for cancer. Technicians design the lighting for the world’s biggest entertainment events. But what is it actually like to be a technician?

We’ve interviewed a whole range of technicians working across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) about what they do. We soon discovered that their individual stories were every bit as diverse and fascinating as their work. So take a look – maybe you’ll find some ideas to consider for your own career path.

Meet the Technicians


Welding Technician at Hydram

Sophy used to fix go karts. Now she’s moved on to much bigger things.



CEO and Co-Founder at WeGym

A wake up call put Josh on the path to his own technology startup.



Robotics Research Technician

Robots are the future. But Sam is designing, manufacturing and programming them today.



Apprentice Telecoms Technician

As an Apprentice Telecoms Technician, Becky learns about
connecting people. And connecting with people.



Veterinary Technician

From school leaver to being an award winner, veterinary technician Andrew is at the top of his field.



Research Technician at Newcastle University

For Dhanisha, being a lab technician is more than a career.
It’s a state of mind.



Assembly Technician

As an Assembly Technician for Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Declan lives life in the fast lane.


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.



Horticultural Technician at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

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


Are you a technician? What’s your story?

Through professional registration technicians can demonstrate that, regardless of their career path, they can be trusted to complete an important job requiring specialist skills. So anyone who meets a registered technician – whether an employer, recruiter, customer or colleague – will know they are dealing with an accomplished professional.

Just as accountants on the register of chartered accountants can add the post-nominals CA after their name, technicians working in engineering (EngTech), science (RSciTech) and IT (RITTech) can now be assessed by their own professional body.


Find out more about professional registration

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