Technician (TIMMM)

What is a Technician?

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Technician Grade

The Technician grade TIMMM is recognition from the Institute of an individual's professional ability to apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of problems in the field of materials and natural resources in one or more of the following: exploration, extraction, processing, forming, selection, application, development, research, manufacturing, reuse, repurposing and recycling.

Suitable applicants for this grade:

  • hold the minimum of a RQF Level 2/SCQF Level 5 qualification, in a relevant engineering, science, technology or environmental subject
  • have at least 2 years relevant working experience

Individuals looking to attain either associate or professional membership AIMMM/MIMMM in the fullness of time, are welcome to apply for TIMMM as an interim level of recognition.

How to apply?

You will need to submit the following supporting documentation:

If you are already a member:

  • a copy of your CV/resume
  • a copy of your qualification(s) certificate(s), unless these have previously been submitted to the Institute

If you are not already a member you will also have to submit a completed Professional Membership form.

Application for Competent Person Registration

Those seeking to apply for professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) or Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), must hold the membership grade of TIMMM or AIMMM or MIMMM or FIMMM at the time of application and the minimum of a Level 3 qualification such as a OND in an appropriate subject.

Further details are available on the Professional Registration webpage.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us by email on or by using our online enquiry form. You can also speak to us by telephone on +44 (0)1476 515761.



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