Land drilling operatives investigate the ground on a construction site before drilling holes into it.
Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
There are no set qualifications to be a land drilling operative but it helps to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s, GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C) in maths and English, or equivalent such the Welsh Baccalaureate because this helps with the calculations you do in the job.
A good way to start your career is to do an apprenticeship at a local company. The land drilling apprenticeship combines learning in college with supervised on-the-job training. This leads to SVQ/NVQ assessment to qualify you as a lead driller. To find an apprenticeship in Scotland visit Skills Development Scotland , the Government's website in England or, in Wales, Careers Wales.
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