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


Gallery Technician

Paul’s bringing the world of science to life for thousands of museum visitors a year.



Mechanical Designer

Emily’s love of art and drawing has brought her to work for a world-leading engineering institute.



Vacuum technician

Victoria’s technical skills have given her the tools to travel the world.



Network Engineer

For Alex, working with digital technologies is not just a job, but a way of life



Electrical technician

Morgan is working to cross the frontiers of Physics



Mechanical Engineering Technician

For Jamie, job satisfaction is guaranteed



Design Engineer

Baldeep is working hard to help make the future of high-speed flight a reality



Mechanical Technician

Graeme assembles key components for the largest experiment on earth



Research and teaching technician

Tom’s revealing the secrets of climate change with mud from around the world.


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

BCS - Ritech Engineering Council Science Council