In 2017 Harper Adams University signed up to the Technician Commitment.
The Technician Commitment is a university and research institute initiative, led by a steering board of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign. The Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians, technologists and skills specialists working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.
In signing up to the commitment, Harper Adams pledges to take action in key areas:
We will ensure that all technicians within the institution are identifiable and that their contributions are visible within and beyond the institution.
We will support our technical staff to gain recognition through professional registration and/or accreditation.
We will enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear and documented career pathways.
We will ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the institution and that technical expertise is fully utilised.
We will regularly assess the impact of actions taken in support of the commitment to ensure their effectiveness.