The Institute became a signatory of the Technician Commitment in December 2019. In making this commitment, we pledged to work towards the Commitment’s four key areas of:
- Visibility - to ensure that the Institute’s technical specialists are visible, valued and that their contributions to the Institute is visible within the Institute and also externally.
- Recognition - to support our technical specialists to gain recognition through professional registration and award schemes.
- Career development - to establish and highlight clear career pathways for career advancement and skills development.
- Sustainability - to allow the Institute to utilise and benefit from the full range of skills and expertise held by our technical community and to develop plans to ensure the future sustainability of these capabilities.
Download and read our action plan and self-assessment document
The self-assessment process enables the Institute’s Technician Commitment Steering Group to gain an understanding of the position of each signatory organisation and the measures to be put in place to ensure that signatories are making progress against the themes outlined in the Commitment. The self-assessment process asks for contextual information, progress to date and a detailed 24-month future action plan.
About the Technician Commitment
The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative, led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign. The Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians, technologists and skills specialists working in higher education and research, across all disciplines. You can find out more about the vital role technicians play across multiple sectors and industries, the diverse range of career and training options and more about the Technician Commitment on the Technicians Make It Happen website.
For more information about the Technician Commitment at the Babraham Institute, please contact Dr Danielle Hoyle, Head of Research Operations and Chair of the Technician Commitment Steering Group: Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org.