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Why Tungsten West

Tungsten West is a truly unique employer in the South West. As well as working at a spectacular site like no other, our staff enjoy a whole host of benefits and a supportive culture to help them thrive.


We expect to employ between 200 to 250 people directly at the Hemerdon Mine, depending on stages of the project and production, and the mine will also support an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 further jobs through the supply chain.


When you join Tungsten West, you become part of an organisation that is aiming to restart the world-class Hemerdon Mine. It is home to the third largest tungsten deposit in the world - a substance that appears on the UK Critical Minerals list and is of vital importance to our everyday way of life. Tungsten is needed to manufacture progressive technologies and is crucial to achieving the green agenda, as it is used to make electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels, to name but a few. 


Just like our metals, we know our people are critical so when we find those hidden gems, we make sure we hang on to them with excellent pay and rewards, and brilliant career opportunities. 


All employees at Tungsten West enjoy the following benefits:

  • Highly competitive salaries with an annual pay review – this year our average pay increase was 7.5%

  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays

  • A generous workplace pension scheme

  • The ForWard employee referral scheme – where you are rewarded with £2,000 for successfully recommending other great people to join us

  • An independent employee assistant programme for all employees and their immediate family, including a supportive app and 24/7 helpline

  • On-site canteen facilities serving freshly cooked hot meals and snacks all day – and your first meal will be on us with a welcome £10 canteen voucher

  • Fantastic team building and social events, including our summer family day and Christmas parties

  • Death in service at 4 times your annual salary

  • An extra 2 days per year to dedicate to volunteer projects

  • Free eye test vouchers, with money off glasses

Culture and values

At Tungsten West you can expect to be supported and rewarded for your hard work and excellent results.


We are an organisation that firmly believes in keeping the best people with us, so we have created a working environment that encourages excellence, rewards results and takes care of our people.


Our culture is summed up by our values:

Care               Integrity               Teamwork              Excellence


Health and Safety is a top priority for Tungsten West, it features in every one of our values and influences everything we do, so before coming to work for us you will have an induction to make sure you understand the rules of working at the mine. This helps to keep everyone safe.


This is supported by an excellent in-house Health and Safety team, who have implemented a range of procedures and systems to ensure everyone is aware of how to keep themselves and their colleagues safe at work.


Tungsten West are holders of ISO45001 Health and Safety Management certificate.

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