Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.


Entry varies from employer to employer. Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/SQA award or an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II. Professional qualifications are available and may be required in some areas of work.

Typical tasks

  • sets up apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes;
  • undertakes tests and takes measurements and readings;
  • performs calculations and records and interprets data;
  • otherwise assists technologists as directed.

Common job titles

Assistant, experimental
Consultant, technical, aviation
Officer, technical, scientific (coal mine)
Technician, meteorological
Technical Class, grade I (government)
Officer, technical, nos
Technician, development
Technician, composite
Officer, technical (government)
Assistant, metallurgical
Assistant, test
Technical Class, grade II (government)
Engineer, investigating, technical
Officer, liaison, technical
Overseer, assistant (MOD)
Worker, experimental
Grade I Technical Class (government)
Technical grade (government)
Technician, service
Technician, workshop
Controller, oxygen
Consultant, textile
Assistant, technical
Grade II Technical Class (government)
Technician, science (educational establishment)
Technician, school

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.