An introduction to the Technician Commitment at the University of Glasgow

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 Technician Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical staff across higher education and research.

Technical Modern Apprenticeships at the University of Glasgow

Some of our current and former technical modern apprentices describe what it’s like to be an apprentice at the University of Glasgow.

In addition, some managers and the modern apprenticeship lead from HR talk about how the University supports apprentices and ensure their development and progression.


Ensure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution. 


Support technicians to gain recognition through professional registration.

Find more information on Professional Registration

AFRET & PgCAP for Technicians

Career Development:

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


Ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised.