Science, Engineering and Production Technicians

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions.


New workers

New workers start around £19,405. Normal pay is £31,329 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48,209.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 43,138 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Sets up school laboratories for demonstrations and experiments, operates and maintains equipment and supports the teaching of students.

  • Otherwise assists technologists as directed.

  • Performs calculations and records and interprets data.

  • Undertakes tests and takes measurements and readings.

  • Sets up apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Quantity Surveying

  • Project Management

  • Construction

  • Surveying

  • Procurement

  • Subcontracting

  • Demolition

  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

  • Risk Analysis

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Teaching

  • Problem Solving

  • Organizational Skills

  • Planning

  • English Language

  • Operations

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.