Sprayed concrete lining tunnel operatives line tunnels with concrete sprayed from purpose-built equipment.
- Trained with experience Sprayed Concrete Lining Tunnel Operatives can earn in the region of £40,000 - £60,000
Self-employed Sprayed Concrete Lining Tunnel Operatives set their own pay rates
Qualifications and Training
There are no set qualifications for being a sprayed concrete lining tunnelling operative. It helps, though, to have good Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s, GCSEs in Maths and English or the Welsh Baccalaureate. You must also be at least 18 years old.
In the past, sprayed concrete lining tunnelling operatives were trained on site but now you can apply to do a two-year apprenticeship with a construction employer. To search for apprenticeship vacancies in your area, visit the government's vacancy matching site, or in Wales, Careers Wales. In Scotland visit Skills Development Scotland
If you have a minimum of five years’ experience you can do On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) to achieve the SVQ/NVQ Diploma.