21st Century Technicians: Challenges, insights and innovation

Laurence Dawkins-Hall, Applicant support Mentor, Science Council

With a 50,000 technicians retiring every year and an estimated need for another 700,000 technicians by 2030, the UK is heading towards an ‘existential crisis’ in terms of a labour shortfall. What is causing this growing deficit and moreover what can be done to retain current technicians and induce young Scientists to become technicians?

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