About the Lower Thames Crossing

The proposed Lower Thames Crossing is part of the biggest investment in the country’s road network since the M25 was built 35 years ago.

With the UK’s longest road tunnels, it will almost double road capacity between Kent and Essex, offering a new connection, better journeys and fewer delays – giving millions of people more flexibility and choice for where they work, live and learn.

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Website: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/lower-thames-crossing/

Jobs, skills and education webpage: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/lower-thames-crossing/jobs-skills-and-education/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lowerthames/

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lowerthamescrossing/mycompany/


Jobs and skills

Over the six-years of construction, the Lower Thames Crossing will provide work for more than 22,000 people.

We want to ensure our local communities can take full advantage of the opportunities on their doorsteps.

Our goal is for more than 45% of our workforce to be recruited from within 20-miles of the project.

Here’s a timeline to you give you an idea of the range of opportunities we’ll need during construction, including the phase of works.


Early careers

During construction, we will have hundreds of opportunities for local people to kick-start their careers via apprenticeships, traineeships and graduate programmes.

These will be in a wide range of levels and disciplines from intermediate to degree and site-based roles such as steel fixers and electricians, to office-based ones like accounting and engineering.

These opportunities will be for everybody, from young people who’ve finished school, to adult learners who may be wanting to get back into work or those looking for something new.


Meet Our Apprentices

We have a new meet our apprentices webpage showcasing more of our apprentices and their unique stories – like Ryan who’s doing his apprenticeship to future proof the rest of his career for his family, Emily who’s actually doing her masters as an apprentice and Hayden who’s driven by the idea of buying his first house in the next couple of years!


Dominic's Story

It took Dominic a few attempts before he found the industry right for him.

Hear more about his journey to become a Project Management Apprentice on the Lower Thames Crossing.


Nina's Story

Hear from Nina on what made her choose an apprenticeship on the Lower Thames Crossing after a 20-year career in teaching.


We understand that academic and professional qualifications can be achieved on the job, so enthusiasm and passion are the real drivers when we’re recruiting Apprentices.

Lower Thames Crossing Minecraft Games

The Lower Thames Crossing has been recreated into two new Minecraft games in a bid to better inspire the next generation into STEM subjects and construction and engineering careers.

In the games, students will be able to jump in and explore building one of the world’s largest tunnels and learn what is involved with keeping a busy road safe.

The games have been designed for both KS2 (7-11) and KS3 (11-14) age groups to learn about the range of skills involved to deliver a large infrastructure project, from ecology to civil engineering and technology.

To access the games visit Minecraft - Highways England (nationalhighways.co.uk) where you will find more information, including a pre-recorded webinar for teachers and parents taking you through each of the games including lessons plans.

Wondering what sort of jobs the Lower Thames Crossing will have on offer?

We believe that there is a role for everybody in construction, whether you have a skill with numbers, designing things or even talking to people, so we’ve created a document that matches common skills and interests to jobs that we will have on offer. This includes office roles, as well as site based, which we have lots of! 

Download our skills matcher document to learn about the different types of jobs, including typical salaries.

Finding what’s right for you

Are you thinking about what subjects to pick or where they might take you?

Choosing the right subjects and courses can help you get into a career or keep your options open if you are not sure. Think about the subjects you most enjoy and don’t forget to talk in through with your friends, teachers, tutors or family members.

Here's our subject matcher to the common careers within construction.

You can also check out our new Work with us leaflet to find out more on jobs or how your business can get involved.



This page contains information that has been provided by the organisation. Please contact them directly for further information or enquiries. 


Careers with the Lower Thames Crossing

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Apprenticeships with the Lower Thames Crossing

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