Agricultural service Technician
Mark, and agricultural service technicians like him, are in high demand. They apply their technological and engineering skills to make sure that equipment farmers need, from satellite imaging to tractors the size of double decker buses, are working as needed. This means he can find himself in the middle of fields, the sides of roads, rain or shine – wherever help is needed.
Geology Research and Teaching Technician
Tom on a research trip in Iceland; credit: Manchester University
As a teaching and research technician at Manchester University, Tom has travelled all around the world supporting research to monitor environmental change and pollution and develop strategies to mitigate it:
“I worked in Iceland, Patagonia, the South Pacific [collecting samples]; drilling into lake, ocean, floodplain, and bog sediment – which is challenging, especially when you have to carry the extracts out on your back!”
Horticultural technicians, like Sally, use their scientific expertise to optimise plants and crops for research. Some of the plants she grows, have never existed before! The best environments for the plants she cares for can vary according to species, so horticultural technicians can find themselves working in laboratory, greenhouse or garden settings.