The demand for qualified technicians in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is now well recognised by employers, the engineering profession and government. Evidence shows that the need to attract, recognise and increase the number of registered technicians throughout the UK is crucial in delivering economic growth.
A range of technician registration initiatives has therefore emerged in recent years, to tackle the national shortage of professionally registered technicians with the title EngTech or ICTTech.
The Engineering Council is working on many of these initiatives with partners, including government and charity funded campaigns, professional engineering institutions, employers, Awarding Organisations and other relevant organisations and societies.
The links below provide further information on the key technician initiatives supported by the Engineering Council:
Since the government introduction of Trailblazer apprenticeship standards, the Engineering Council has worked with employers, training providers and professional engineering institutions to align the standards with UK-SPEC. This will ensure that qualified apprentices are eligible for EngTech
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The Technician Apprenticeship Consortium brings together engineering consultancy firms to enable them to meet their business needs through the recruitment and training of technician apprentices
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