Support for Technicians

Career Development Support

Career development support for technicians at the University of Edinburgh, designed to support career planning and development.

For an overview of support available view this infographic.

Planning Your Own Career Development

The following resources have been created to help you plan your own career and understand what career development is available to you.

Technicians Guide to Planning Your Own Career

Technicians Recorded (10 mins) Career Planning Session

Slides from the Recorded Career Planning Session


Technical Career Pathways

Grade profiles detail the knowledge, skills, experience, and representative work activities that are typical for technicians in grades UE01 to UE10 by grade.

These can be used by staff to compare the differences between two grades and to assess themselves against the expectations of their current grade or aspiring grade to identify any gaps / development needs.

Technical Career Pathways

Read hints and tips from technicians who have taken different career paths


Understanding Your Skills and Strengths

The following guidance from details a typical job profile for different technician roles, including the types of responsibilities, salaries and what to expect.

Prospects Guide - Teaching Technician

Prospects Guide - Animal Technician

Prospects Guide - Research Technician


Technician  Lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

The University of Edinburgh are working with Vitae to develop a Technician lens for the Researcher Development Framework