£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£30,680 Average Salary
35 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c. studied in higher education

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What Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c. studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences3
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy2
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies6
(C1) Biology8
(H3) Mechanical engineering3
(F1) Chemistry9
(C8) Psychology2
(W1) Fine art2
(C5) Microbiology2
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments3
(W3) Music3
(D3) Animal science1
(F6) Geology4
(F8) Physical geographical sciences5
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry3
(Q3) English studies1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(L2) Politics1
(K2) Building1
(K1) Architecture1
(C4) Genetics1
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering2
(W4) Drama1
(M1) Law by area1
(J9) Others in technology1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine2
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology2
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences2
(J7) Biotechnology1
(F3) Physics4
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies1
(J6) Maritime technology1
(D6) Food & beverage studies1
(X1) Training teachers1
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering4
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

29000 Workforce Size
0.52% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
4071 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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