Mine management apprenticeship

Lead and manage underground mining operations

Working in the UK mining sector, you’ll lead and manage underground mining operations, in a way that is safe, sustainable, ecologically and socially acceptable, and recognising the essential part that these raw materials have on maintaining and improving the fabric of society and everyday lives. This includes ensuring the operation is managed in line with strict regulatory requirements using appropriate technical mining competencies. Underground mine management is managing the extraction of minerals from mines for commercial purposes. Day to day, you’ll interact with a range of clients and specialists, including managers, engineers, geologists and surveyors.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, geography, engineering

Entry requirements for the mine management apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

Professional recognition: This apprenticeship aligns with Incorporated Engineer (IEng) for Institute of Minerals, Mining and Metallurgy. Please contact the professional body for more details.

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