TunnelSkills – who are we?


TunnelSkills is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation bringing together a wide range of tunnelling focused organisations to enhance the skills and competence of the UK tunnelling workforce.

TunnelSkills is managed by a Management Committee. All members are invited to regular 'forum' meetings, where we discuss topical issues around skills within the sector, current training and qualifications, development of innovative tunnelling training solutions and associated qualifications. The strength of TunnelSkills lies in its diverse membership, delivering reach, perspective, and influence across the sector. Our corporate members reflect this. Members include client organisations, principal contractors, designers, specialist subcontractors, labour supply organisations, tunnelling specific training providers and other providers of services to the tunnelling industry.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Network with a wide range of other organisations in the tunnelling industry

  • Potential to influence and support the wider supply chain to enhance and build awareness of competency requirements and how to access qualifications, in a non-contractual environment

  • Access the latest news and alerts to keep your organisation up to date with the latest information about grants and funding for training and skills

  • Access individual, tailored one-to-one support with your organisation's issues around skills, training and qualifications

  • Access free tools and advice to plan a robust future talent pipeline for your organisation

  • Collaborate with other TunnelSkills members to organise sector-specific group training sessions and secure funding to support these

  • Develop connections and share insights (for example, industry placement best-practice) with other members of TunnelSkills

  • Work directly with senior officials in the Department for Education, CITB and other bodies to influence changes in the education, training and skills arena

  • Raise your organisational profile by making an important contribution to the work of a not-for-profit, highly regarded body which represents the tunnelling industry

If you would like further information about membership of TunnelSkills please contact fto@tunnelskills.org