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


Mechanical Technician

Graeme assembles key components for the largest experiment on earth



Vacuum technician

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



Research and teaching technician

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



Design Engineer

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



Electronics Technician for Particle Physics

Claire has the job she always dreamed of – using her natural creativity to test the theories of physics.



Equipment Technician

Michael has his sights firmly set on the future.



Field Team Leader

Brian’s involved in a UK-wide project to install smart meters in every home.



Process Technician

As a Process Technician, Joe keeps everything running smoothly.



Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

Molly never thought she would do a job in engineering. Now she’s helping build some of the world’s most recognisable trucks.


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