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Design Technology Technician

East London, London
£18000 - £33000 per annum
Education and Training

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation of designers, engineers, and innovators? Do you have a flair for creativity and a knack for bringing design concepts to life?

If so, Career Teachers would love to hear from you!

this is a fantastic opportunity for a design and technology technician to work with a mixed ability group of pupils aged 11 to 16 years (Key stage 3 and 4).

Development and opportunity

As a DT Technician, you will have the opportunity to ignite an eagerness for Design and Technology in young minds, guiding them through hands on projects, fostering critical thinking skills, and preparing them for future success in a rapidly evolving world.

General skills

As a DT technician you will have:

  • A dedication to creating the best conditions and environment for learning and developing skills.
  • Textiles skills (sewing machine prep and maintenance, support in class hand stitching)
  • Materials preparation (e.g. fabric cutting, organising of laser cutter materials)
  • Digital maintenance e.g. organising/printing photos of student work.
  • Display of work/exhibition set up as we prepare to invite the moderators in.
  • Laser cutter supervision.
  • Support in helping set up cover in classrooms/printing resources if dept staff absent.
  • Support in lessons with small groups of students, as required.
  • Resistant materials experience also desired but NOT essential for this term.

Personal traits

To be a good fit for a Design Technician role you need to be:

  • Knowledgeable and resourceful.
  • Positive and outgoing.
  • Supportive and understanding.
  • Trustworthy and ethical.
  • Motivational and engaging.
  • Inspiring and hands-on.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Assertive and confident.
  • Empathetic and compassionate.

If this is the role you have been waiting for, apply today and begin your Career Teachers journey.

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please visit our website or email


At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Benefits of working with Career Teachers

Free CPD

Access to Skills Network

Refer a friend scheme

Recognition programme

Affinity Extra – Thousands of discounts on multiple high street shops including coffee and cinemas, plus other benefits and a Health & Wellbeing portal.

These benefits are applicable to those who are working with Career Teachers. You will gain access to the Affinity Extra this portal once you start working with us.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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