Technician Awards

Technician Awards are for secondary school science technicians.

Awards Programme

The Salters’ Institute believes that chemistry can change our world for the better.

We understand the importance of practical science to engage young people in the wonder of chemistry. Practical science is not possible without technicians whose expertise and skills help inspire new generations of chemists and scientists.


We want to celebrate technicians and are thrilled to announce that our new Salters’ Technician Awards is now live!


Candidates are expected to:
  • currently be working as science technicians in schools and colleges catering for students up to the age of 18 across the UK
  • demonstrate examples of going above and beyond for their students
  • recognise ways to improve their department and/or team for the benefit of their students
  • understand the challenges and opportunities facing their sector and a vision of how they can contribute.
Up to 3 Awards, each of £1000, will be made to candidates; £500 for the technician or team and £500 for the proposal detailed on the nomination form.

Up to 3 Awards, each of £1000, will be made to candidates; £500 for the technician or team and £500 for the proposal detailed on the nomination form.

Selection Process – open for applications!

Nomination Form and Interviews

Candidates should complete the nomination form which must be supported by a confidential reference, which pays special attention to the criteria listed above.  The referee should be the Head of Science or a Member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Nomination Form

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 October 2023 and shortlisted candidates will be invited for online interviews taking place week commencing 16 November 2023.

Awards Ceremony

Awards will be presented to successful candidates at the Institute Awards Ceremony on Friday 1 December 2023. If you have any additional questions about this award, please do contact [email protected].

Have you won a Salters’ Technician Award?

We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with our Awards and Alumni Programme Manager at [email protected] and learn more about the opportunities available to you.

Our Alumni Programme

If you have any enquiries about our Technician Awards, please email [email protected].

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