The Technicians Commitment at the University of Birmingham has been set up by Technicians for Technicians. Following feedback from Technicians at Personal Development Reviews and Town Hall Open Forums.
The Technical Academy is here to help promote Technicians and encourage more people to look into become Technicians in the future.
The Technical Academy Operations Group was formed after the launch and its remit is to coordinate and deliver the operational aspects of the academy. To allow for a full representation of the ‘technician voice’, its membership is made of managers and technicians from various background such as engineering, estates, life and medical sciences. It is each member’s responsibility to highlight any questions, requirements, complaints that there technicians have, as well as promoting the Technical Academy through advertising events and actively encouraging staff or team members to participate.
The Technical Academy Operations and Steering groups can assist with networking and providing information to assist with your career development we can only help so much. Everyone has a responsibility for their own personal development. This responsibility is to yourself to keep your skills and knowledge up to date. The University of Birmingham holds a wide range of courses which may, or may not be directly related to your everyday work, but which you can use to help to further your personal career plans.
Information on Career Development is available on the following pages:
People and Organisational Development
You can also look at potential new roles:
Recognition - Professional Registration
One route to increased recognition is through professional registration.
Both the Science Council and Engineering Council offer professional registration for technicians working across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) areas. This allows both personal development and recognition of your achievements in your profession.
Professional registration requires the demonstration of competencies, knowledge and commitment to achieve, based on an individuals on-the-job learning. It provides quality assurance and recognition form an external body and a framework for future career development.
The Science Council and the Engineering Council have more information on Professional Registration.