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Career progression

Whichever apprenticeship route you take, there will be opportunities to further your career through additional study and training.

Your professional competence can be recognised via the designations Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) or Registered Scientist (RSci) and the Institute of Physics can help you achieve this.  

The RSciTech award provides recognition if you work in a technical role and RSci is for those employed in scientific and higher technical roles (typically holding a level 5 qualification and applying it to their employment, but not yet working at chartered scientist level).

We recognise that there are many routes into a physics careers and membership of the Institute can help your continuous professional development as your expertise grows. We’re licensed by the Science Council to assess your competence and award the professional designations RSciTech and RSci when appropriate.

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