- On site, Hands-on, Team work,
- Salary Range: £14,000 - £24,000
- Nation: England & Wales
A career in tunnelling is varied and there are many different roles involved in the construction of a tunnel.
There are a number of specialisms within a tunnelling team and
tunnellers range from operating large diameter tunnel boring
machines to working as a back-up operative.
It is classed as a civil engineering specialism and most
tunnellers start out working in the pit bottom removing spoil,
before progressing within the team to become qualified.
You have to be able to work in a confined environment for
extended lengths of time, as some tunnels you could be working on
will extend for several kilometres.
Safety and being part of a structured team is a must, as
working in an environment like this means you will be relying on
others and they have to be able to rely on you.
No formal qualifications are required but ideally you'll be over
18. Entry at a higher level can be achieved at degree level
after attending university.
Qualified and experienced tunnellers can expect to earn in the
region of £14,000 - £24,000 dependent on skills and the bonus and