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Are you willing to work as a technician in the higher education sector? This post will show you how to get a technician job.

Generally, technicians are found in most educational institutions, including colleges. Technicians play a significant role in the academic sector of any college. They are often referred to as the backbone of any higher education institution.

Working as a college technician is both an exciting and revealing experience that comes with so many bonuses you wouldn’t want to pass up. This role is suitable for you if you are more of a “handy person” and you are extremely good at fixing things. If you also have zero problems working full time or part time with students in the higher education sector, teaching them, and also learning a thing or two, you will fit perfectly.

Taking up this opportunity will require certain skills and attributes from you which will include; commitment and dedication towards learning and teaching students, diligence in overall work output, careful attention to detail, high organisational and managerial skills, a good communication skill both in verbally and written.

Patience and a good ability to work with others are attributes your employers will want you to have. You should develop the ability to explain terms succinctly to students that are assigned to you. You should also demonstrate flexibility in other to work with and provide support for a good number of people.

Since the primary role of this job is to assist in teaching students, you should have the ability to learn specific and practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems. You will also need to have excellent record keeping skills and good time management skills in other to work on several different projects at the same time.

Apart from the personal qualifications that will be vital in this position, some educational criteria will also prove advantageous, this will include-

  • A degree in a relevant field
  • Good IT skills such as Microsoft word and excel.
  • Any previous work experience as a technician will also prove helpful.

Taking up this job means you will constantly play the “behind the scenes” role in the institution you work with. You will play an important role in the day to day activities of any research laboratory you are assigned to. You will also be actively involved in tutoring and mentoring students for educational excellence. Some of your core responsibilities will include-

Ensuring that practical teaching areas and workshops are properly managed and maintained.

  • Assisting students with research projects.
  • Maintaining and repairing machines and equipment found in the laboratory.
  • Supporting the work of teachers in classes and laboratory sessions and giving technical advice to staff and students.
  • Liaising with academic staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements, and work plans.
  • Writing reports, reviews, and summaries.
  • Staying up to date with relevant and scientific developments.
  • Dealing with general queries, assisting with the setup, and cleaning of apparatus.
  • Take on further roles as this job may demand.

These responsibilities may vary over time, however as you progress you will take on more responsibility as well as supervision and management of the staff of the laboratory. 

If you meet all the requirements and would like to make the most of this opportunity, then hurry now and start your application.

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Science Technician

Islington, London [Greater London]

City and Islington College

£28,846.00 - £34,427.00 Per Year, £28, 846 - 34,427 per ann...

06 Oct 2019 23:59

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Hair & Beauty Salon Technician

Abingdon [Oxfordshire]

Abingdon and Witney College

£19,642.00 - £20,985.00 Per Year

02 Oct 2019 23:59

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Technician in Music

Suffolk

Suffolk New College

£16,350.00 - £19,956.00 Per Year

07 Oct 2019 12:00

You will be required to provide a range of technical advice, support and practical assistance to our staff and students.

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Wigan [Greater Manchester]

Wigan & Leigh College

£15,839.48 - £15,839.48 Per Year, £15,839.48 (Pro Rota £2,7...

25 Sep 2019 23:59

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding.

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Facilities Technician , North Somerset

Somerset

Weston College

£16,992.00 - £18,078.00 Per Year

30 Sep 2019 23:59

Weston College are seeking a Facilities Technician to provide an exemplary customer-focused service. As a Facilities Technician, you will be required to carry out a variety of duti ...

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General Technician

Chesterfield [Derbyshire]

Chesterfield College

£16,095.00 - £17,030.00 Per Year

27 Sep 2019 23:59

A vacancy has arisen for a technician to provide technical support for teaching staff and students in the Applied, Academic & Service Industries within the college.

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Electrical installation Technician

Wigan

Wigan & Leigh College

£18,788.00 - £20,499.00 Per Year

01 Oct 2019 23:59

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding.

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Cleaner

Chesterfield College

Chesterfield College

£10,000.00 Per Year, National Minimum Wage, National Minimum Wage

01 Oct 2019 23:59

The College is looking to recruit a cleaner to join their in house Cleaning Services Team.

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Plumbing Technician

Widnes [Cheshire]

Riverside College

£17,877.00 - £20,568.00 Per Year, Pro rata for part time ro...

30 Sep 2019 23:59

Riverside College is looking for a part time Plumbing Technician to support the delivery and assessment of Plumbing sessions

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Animal Centre Technician – Witton Park, Blackburn

Based within Witton Park, Blackburn

Myerscough College

£15,796.00 - £17,765.00 Per Year

27 Sep 2019 23:59

s the Animal Centre Technician you will be required to assist in the day to day maintenance / running of the animal unit, under direction of the Assistant Haed.

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Deskside Engineer - IT

Plymouth [Devon]

City College Plymouth

£15,863.00 - £16,239.00 Per Year

29 Sep 2019 23:59

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Instructor/Assessor Engineering (Mechanical)

Dunstable [Bedfordshire]

Central Bedfordshire College

£17,300.00 - £21,924.00 Per Year, £13,440 - £17,033 pro rat...

29 Sep 2019 23:59

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Instructor/Assessor to join our Technologies Department to deliver, instruct and demonstrate practical sessions to learners.

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HE Science Support Technician – Term Time Only

Peterborough

Peterborough Regional College

£14,657.90 - £16,719.18 Per Year, Pro-rata of £16,784 to £1...

29 Sep 2019 23:59

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Business Systems and SQL Administrator

Oxford [Oxfordshire]

Activate Learning

£33,511.00 - £35,548.00 Per Year

26 Sep 2019 23:59

We are looking for a Business Systems and SQL Administrator to join our team at our Oxford Campus.

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Health & Science Technician (50%)

Somerset

Weston College

£9,209.00 - £10,263.00 Per Year

25 Sep 2019 23:59

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Site Supervisor

Wigan [Greater Manchester]

Wigan & Leigh College

£16,836.00 - £16,836.00 Per Year

29 Sep 2019 23:59

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Lecturer in Physics

Cosham, Portsmouth

Highbury College

£29,561 - £33,263 FTE (Depending on qualifications and exper...

19 Oct 2019 23:59

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Technician in Equine

Old Warden, Biggleswade [Bedfordshire]

Bedford College Group

£17,124.00 - £17,124.00 Per Year, per annum, pro rata depen...

24 Sep 2019 23:59

We have great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for a Technician in Equine to become a key member of our Animal Sciences department.

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Art and Design Technician

Halesowen [West Midlands]

Halesowen College

£10,041.00 - £10,509.00 Per Year

24 Sep 2019 11:00

The College is seeking to appoint an Art and Design Technician to work as part of a team to ensure the efficient running of the Art and Design department. To provide effective and ...

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Evening Caretaker

College Road and Folly Lane campus

Hereford College of Arts

£8.35 - £8.35 Per Hour

23 Sep 2019 23:59

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Plumbing and Gas Technician

Stockport [Greater Manchester]

Trafford College Group

£21,108.00 - £23,136.00 Per Year

24 Sep 2019 23:59

An opportunity exists for a Plumbing and Gas Technician to join the Trafford College Group and play a role in realising our vision of being a dynamic career college.

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Learning Technologist

Manchester [Greater Manchester]

LTE Group

£26,682.39 - £31,400.87 Per Year, (subject to job evaluatio...

23 Sep 2019 23:59

The LTE group structure encompasses the strengths of each of our individual organisations (The Manchester College, Novus, MOL and LTE) allowing them the freedom to focus on their o ...

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Laboratory Technician

Cosham, Portsmouth

Highbury College

£19,343.00 Per Year, FTE, FTE

29 Sep 2019 23:59

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Skills Practitioner - Automotive & Engineering

Broadstairs

EKC Group

, (Fixed at £20,592 per annum, pro rata £10,296 per annum)

27 Sep 2019 23:59

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Plumpton Green, Lewes [East Sussex]

Plumpton College

£16,454.00 - £19,884.00 Per Year, pro rata

29 Sep 2019 23:59

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Engineering Lecturer

Broadstairs

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Walsall,United Kingdom

Walsall College

£8.00 - £9.00 Per Hour

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ITSS IT/AV Technician

Leeds,UK

Leeds City College

£21,596.00 - £23,463.00 Per Year

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Farnborough College of Technology

Competitive salary & excellent benefits

29 Sep 2019 23:59

This is a superb opportunity for a first-class applicant to become part of a growing team in an Outstanding College.

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