So this isn't aimed at anyone in particular, please I hope no one takes offence. I have seen many adverts for technicians that require a degree. Now I have posted here before about one of my technicians, for those that are interested it has got worse. I have to write an index card each afternoon with tomorrows jobs. Last week I had written empty dishwasher, tidy the prep room and our two labs. All items ticked, stack of glassware of on the side. I queried this and asked why they were ticking jobs that weren't complete - I was told that the dishwasher had been emptied! At present I cant give them lessons to prep and capability proceedings are possibly about to start. This technician has four years experience in other schools and a relevant degree. No children, but really doesn't want to work all year (which is fine of course, but as mentioned by this person that any school job will do because they just want the holidays, still fine, but an indication of where I am going with this!) I don't have a degree, I have an HNC in Biology with specialisms in microbiology. A levels in Chemistry and Physics and GCSE A and B grades in all three subjects. I am a career tech, not a bored housewife (still not a problem, some of the best techs are mums that need holidays) I am senior tech in a top grammar and did an apprenticeship in lab tech-ing at Imperial College London. I'm not amazing or exceptional at much at all, but I'm a pretty good technician. He'll get the job. It makes me sad.