What We Do

Learn how we advocate for and accelerate investment into UK technical skills, roles and careers.


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We provide innovative career development opportunities for technical professionals in UK higher education, research and innovation.

We also support organisations and employers of technicians to strengthen their technical workforce.

By working in partnership with funders, professional bodies, membership organisations and our supporting partners we help ensure the long-term sustainability of technical skills and careers.

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Building technical capability and capacity
through insights, influence, innovation and integration 
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Technician operates CNC machine
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Research and policy

We conduct research to help the sector better understand the technical workforce. We use these insights to influence policy changes related to technical roles, education and training.

Opportunities for technicians

Our range of innovative sector-leading career development programmes empower technical professionals who work in research and teaching roles, across all disciplines.

Support for organisations 

We support higher education and research institutes, providing solutions that strengthen their technical workforce, reimagine technical career pathways and broaden routes into technical careers.

Technical communities and national networks

We connect communities and create new national technical networks, nationally and globally. We are home to the growing Technician Commitment community and integrate these communities to share best practice and innovation.