Sprayed concrete lining tunnel operatives line tunnels with concrete sprayed from purpose-built equipment. The use of sprayed concrete in tunnels, mines and other civil engineering structures is an important and integral part of successful, productive and safe ground support systems.
How to become a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative
There are several routes to becoming a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative. You could do a college course, an apprenticeship or on-the-job training.
You should explore these routes to become a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative to find out which is the right one for you.
Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
College / training provider
You could complete a specialist Level 2 Diploma in Tunnelling Operations to become a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative.
There are no set qualifications for this course, but it helps to have GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English.
You could complete an intermediate tunnelling operative apprenticeship with a construction company to become a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative.
You’ll need 2-3 GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
If you have some basic experience, you could apply directly to a construction company to gain onsite experience as a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative.
You might start out as an assistant to a more experienced sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative and progress as your abilities improve.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative.
Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative include :
What does a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative do?
As a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative, you will be working collaboratively with different teams.
The duties of a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative include :
How much could you earn as a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative?
The expected salary for a sprayed concrete lining tunnel operative varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.