Career Development

Enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways

Courses & CPD

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HEaTED

HEaTED is the leading provider of professional development and networking opportunities for all disciplines of the technical workforce in higher and further education, and related organisations across the UK.

Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technical Staff (CATTS) – The toolkit includes a progression framework and is being used by 15 HE Institutions to support the performance review process, improve succession planning, identify skills gaps and areas for development. Find out more here.

CPD – HEaTED has thousands of CPD activities, designed to inspire technicians at every stage of their career. The CPD is tailor-made to support the career development of technicians at all levels in all discipline areas. Find out more here.

Professional Development Route Map – used to support the performance review process, staff development and career progression. The route map details the activities that individual technicians and organisations can undertake to develop the role of the technician and proactively manage career progression. Find out more here.

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Royal Society of Biology

Course and training offered by the Royal Society of Biology.

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Guidance

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Society of Operations Engineers

SOE works to advance Operations Engineering for the benefit of everyone through education, training, study and research. SOE also establishes and maintains standards of competence and conduct for those engaged in Operations Engineering professionally, with an emphasis on enhancing public safety.

mycareerpath – This is a new tool for SOE members that enables them to record their career goals and plan their professional development.
As well as a general area for recording all CPD undertaken, mycareerpath has pre-loaded profiles designed to help plot professional progress to Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Fellowship of SOE (FSOE).

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Medical Research Council (MRC)

The Medical Research Council believes in supporting excellent science and training the very best scientists. They are in the process of building a collection of career profiles as a new online resource. Find out more here.

Interactive career framework – The framework gives information on possible options for careers and funding in biomedical research within academia and/or industry. Explore career and funding options for technicians within the framework here.

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RCUK Statement of Expectation

Technical Development and Modernisation (TDM)

Career Pathways Tool
The HE technical role is acknowledged to be misunderstood, undervalued and complex. TDM has developed a technical roles and competencies framework which will aim to illuminate career pathways within the technical profession. Find out more here.

Understanding Your Technical Workforce: Skills, Roles and Responsibility Capture Tool
The TDM has created a Skills, Roles and Responsibility Capture Tool to capture every element of a technician’s role and career development, to aid CPD and to identify and clarify career pathways. Find out more here.

Open Source CPD Tool – AspireCPD
TDM has created ASPIRE, a CPD platform, which allows staff to record development activities/CPD as a personal journal. Find out more here.

Career Development Opportunities
In order to raise the profile of the technical community and professionalise technical careers as a sustainable career pathway, it is necessary to increase the visibility of the technician as a highly skilled individual. TDM provides guidance and signposting to opportunities such as networking, mentoring, secondments and work shadowing. Find out more here.

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Science Council

The Science Council believes that every scientist has a responsibility to society, and themselves, to work with integrity, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and consider how their efforts affect the world around them. The Science council registers provide a framework for professional values and practice throughout science career.

Click find out more to read the CPD Standards for Registered Science Technicians.

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