About The Survey

The NTDC’s ‘Technician Survey’ captures information on every aspect of a technical workforce, from their specialist technical skills to their future career plans and development needs. Each institution receives a bespoke version of the survey, specifically tailored to support and enable their strategic workforce planning, and help them get the most out of their technicians.

The Technician Survey Report: Benchmarking

The NTDC survey team are proud to announce the release of their latest report. This report comprises benchmark data from ten universities within the UK who have undertaken the NTDC Technician Survey.

We believe that releasing benchmark data will be beneficial by highlighting not only the vital work and skills of technical staff across the sector, but also in mapping the profile of the technical workforce and the issues they currently face in their roles

Read the full report by clicking here

What Does the Survey Capture?

At the core of the survey is a Technical Skills Database, containing over 3,000 unique technical characteristics. This, along with their specialist experience, allows our expert team to guide each institution through the whole process, which includes:

  Tailoring the survey to your institution
○  Assisting with your communication and engagement strategy
  Running the survey on your behalf
  Providing access to the data and follow-up actions

Ongoing support is provided by our team from start to finish.

NTDC Skills Audit Pie chart

Why Should We Do The Survey?

For individual technicians, The Technician Survey is a chance to carry out some reflective CPD and make their institution aware of their skills and development needs.

For institutions, it allows them to identify upcoming technical skills gaps, unused technical expertise and areas of support and development that their technical workforce may benefit from. 

Institutional and individual engagement with the survey raises the visibility and recognition of technicians by supporting career development, enabling the strategic and operational planning for a sustainable technical workforce.

Get In Touch

Whether you have any questions, or you’d like to arrange a free presentation on the survey, including an in-depth look at what it captures, and the process of preparing the survey at each institution, drop us a message using the form below.