Assistant Driller

Job Responsibilities

The role

Fugro currently has an opportunity for an Assistant Driller to join the Land Site Characterisation Team. As an Assistant Driller you will assist with the operation of drilling rigs, on both Land and Nearshore projects, to industry technical specifications and Company procedures, within British Drilling Association Codes of Safe Drilling Practice and NVQ standards. Your time will be spent in the field both in the UK and internationally.

This Job Is For You If

  • You are seeking an opportunity which will allow you to gain broad experience of Onshore and Nearshore drilling.
  • You enjoy varied and challenging work, ranging from assessing performance and condition of drilling plant to preparing ground descriptions.

Who You’ll Be Working With

You will be working alongside the Lead Driller and will collaborate with other members of the team who will be a mixture of other Assistant Drillers, Lead Drillers and Supervisors

Here’s What a Typical Day Would Be Like

  • Transport drilling rig to operational sites
  • Assist with set up and operation of drilling rig on site
  • Maintain the rig and carry out routine maintenance
  • Carry out in-situ testing and record results
  • Ensure samples are bagged and correctly labels before shipment for laboratory testing
  • Champion the British Drilling Association Codes of Safe Drilling Practise and NVQ standards

Who we’re looking for

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Flexible, proactive and adaptable to meet unexpected demands with tight time constraints
  • Able to work under pressure
  • A willingness to work outdoors in all weathers


  • Flexible, willing to travel and stay away from home during the week. Weekends and night shift working may be required on some occasions
  • An NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling or BDA Accreditation
  • Flexibility and adaptability, specifically in response to accommodating changes to day to day work
Job location

Falmouth, England, United Kingdom