Registered Science Technician: The Future
Registered Science Technician is a brand new award to provide professional recognition for those working in technical roles. RSciTech is awarded by IFST under license from the Science Council.
RSciTech not only provides recognition in its own right but can also be used as a springboard to future recognition as a Registered Scientist or Chartered Scientist.
What is a professional technician?
RSciTech provides recognition of the important roles that technicians play within all aspects of the food sector. Whilst they may not have the term ‘technician’ within their job title, there are many people across the whole of the food sector employed in such roles within areas such as food safety, food analysis, product quality and food processing operations.
The award of RSciTech is based on a combination of knowledge, competence and commitment to high standards of professionalism. Whilst an academic qualification demonstrates a particular achievement, professional registration captures your career development and on the job learning alongside any formal qualifications.
Why should you consider RSciTech for your employees?
There are many valuable benefits associated with recognising technicians for employers:
- The use of the letters RSciTech for technicians, demonstrating their professionalism and commitment to the role
- Access for technicians to technical information provided by the IFST and its members
- The opportunity to discuss and gain ideas and advice from other food technicians
- A simple but effective way of keeping track of your technical employees’ development needs and activities
- See the many other benefits and services associated with IFST membership. If, as an employer, you are looking to enrol a number of technicians it may be simpler and more cost effective to consider doing this under a group scheme arrangement. For more information about IFST group schemes click here or alternatively contact Erin Taylor.
Find out more about the requirements for Registered Science Technician
How to apply to become a Registered Science Technician