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Career Development

We believe that every member of staff is responsible for their own personal development and keeping their professional skills and knowledge up to date. Career development is also one of the four key cornerstones of the Technician Commitment.

To support the development of all our colleagues, the University of Bradford has a range of internal training courses, which can help our staff to develop skills across a wide range of areas, including skills that may not relate directly to their day-to-day roles. This knowledge can help staff to develop professionally and progress their personal career plans.

Further information about the staff development courses offered by the University can be found on the People and Organisational Development SharePoint intranet site.

Staff may have specific or specialist training requirements and, where appropriate, may need to consider using an external training provider. The member of staff should speak to their line manager in the first instance about how to request this.

There may also be opportunities for secondments as well as information on new job opportunities, visit our Jobs at The University of Bradford website to find further information about current opportunities. 

External Resources

National technician Development Centre

The National Technician Development Centre offers advice about other options for career development, such as mentoring schemes. Find out more at The National Technicians Centre.


Higher Education and technician's Educational Development (HEaTED) provides professional development and networking opportunities for technicians across the whole of the UK, regardless of discipline or area of expertise. HEaTED is a leading provider in the UK and organises events and networking across the country.

Find out more from the Higher Education and Technician's Educational Development (HEaTED).

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