Employers are encouraged to recognise the contribution which highly skilled technicians make by supporting their registration with a professional body. Registration offers value to employer and technicians alike and plays an important role in up-skilling the existing workforce and raising standards of professionalism. Different sectors employ different application processes and methods of assessment, but share common features:
The professional technician standard has the potential to act as a useful recruitment and retention tool, helping grow the skills pool and giving employers a competitive edge. The framework responds to the increasing demand from employers for improved technical skills and is equally accessible to small and medium sized businesses, as well as large employers. This is essential when small businesses are currently employing 13 million employees and creating 65% of all new jobs in the UK.
The links provide employers with useful background on registration: