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The technical family of jobs comprises of a vast and diverse array of specialist skills and knowledge that underpin the work of the University and provide vital support across our organisation. 

In recognition of this, the University is a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment, a sector wide initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby foundation. It is a pledge to recognise, support and develop our technical staff.
Our Technician Development website details further information on the Technician Commitment including our action plan and further details on projects we are delivering to support technical careers. You will also find resources for training and development as you progress through your career.

Your department/faculty will coordinate your local induction and provide you with further information on training and development, but it is important to note these central resources are available to you for future reference.


Culture and working environment

The University strives for the highest levels of excellence and has achieved its success through the diversity of its staff and students. Through our People Strategy and human resources policies, we aim to be a leader in fostering equality, diversity, inclusion, collegiality and a sense of belonging for all. We are pleased to hold an Athena Swan Institutional Silver award and a Race Equality Bronze award and have an ambitious agenda for change. The University expects all members of the University community to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times.

We encourage our staff to take full advantage of everything the University has to offer, including resources to support your health and wellbeing. A good place to start is the other pages on this Induction website, which provides comprehensive information, resources and essential training on culture, workplace, benefits, health, safety and wellbeing.