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Pool Builder: Apprentice

Become a fully trained pool installer, learning on the job, working together with our specialist team in some amazing locations on stunning natural pool projects.

Pool Builder: Apprentice
Salary:
Contract:
Full-Time
Application Deadline:
Aug 22, 2022
Expected Start Date:
Sep 19, 2022

We are looking for an exceptional apprentice to join our pool building team.

You will be working together with our small team of skilled pool specialists, learning on the job, constructing award-winning natural swimming pools and spectacular wildlife ponds and landscaping their surrounding gardens. This is precise, diverse and challenging work, from exact setting out from construction plans and excavating profiles to finishing with bespoke decking and paving.

In between you will be carrying out multi-disciplinary construction work including groundworks and grading, profiling, civils and drainage, blockwork and concrete screeding, plumbing and pipework, lining and water proofing.  

Finally, you will be planting up the pools and ponds and finishing the garden landscape around the water together with our soft landscaping team.

Each pool is a unique design, some finished with boulders, jetties and water features, others with a contemporary landscaping around the water’s edge.

Pool construction

Job Description:

  • Working from construction drawings and landscape plans
  • Working together in our small team of skilled construction specialists
  • Precise setting out, operating laser levels
  • Use of power tools and machinery, including excavators, dumpers, compacting plates
  • Ground preparation and grading
  • Installing site drainage systems and ground de-watering
  • Excavation and profiling of natural pools and ponds
  • Installing mesh and rebar, installing concrete rafts
  • Walling, including concrete blocks and brickwork
  • Laying of various stone paving, setts and pavers
  • Installing bespoke decking
  • Turfing and ground preparation
  • Plumbing, pipework, installation of filters and hydraulics
  • Experience in installing ponds and flexible lining systems is beneficial but not essential
  • Some soft landscaping, including tree planting, handling and staking large specimen trees, general planting and soft landscaping
  • Work alongside our small team of skilled construction specialists
pool builders team shot

We don’t expect you to have all the skills required, but we do expect you to be

  • Practical, lateral thinking, good at problem solving
  • Adaptable, willing to learn on the job
  • Happy working outdoors and in all weathers
  • Comfortable working on a construction site 
  • Be driven, hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Have a good eye for detail and strive for excellence 
  • Happy working in our small team of friendly, skilled craftsmen
  • Happy working away on long distance projects with expenses, travel and comfortable accommodation paid with time off between projects an option
  • Full driving licence 
How to apply

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Who we are

Are you at your best outdoors in the natural environment?

We’re Ellicar Pools, award-winning natural pool designers and builders known for designing and constructing the most beautiful, biologically filtered swimming ponds in the world. And we surround them with naturalistic, landscaped gardens that are ecologically diverse and a haven for wildlife. 

We turn ordinary spaces into extraordinary places.

We are looking for skilled construction specialists, talented soft landscapers, and people with potential who are willing to learn.

Sound like you?

Our Values

Being honest, ethical, and delivering excellence without fail drives everything we do. Naturally, we’re passionate about the environment too. Our work is designed to give back to the planet by creating ecologically diverse landscapes, by bringing to life the vision and dreams we share with our valued clients.

You’ll help us do that with pride and a sense of purpose.

And you’ll have the chance to help us improve our techniques and working methods and shape our designs. Input from each team member on every project means we can keep delivering the best for our clients and playing our part in protecting the planet.

We want you to enjoy coming to work every day.

And so we offer generous salaries with all work travel time paid, time off in lieu, flexible working time, professional training and continual support in your role.

In addition to diverse, challenging, purposeful construction work, we give you a friendly work environment within a caring, family-run business and opportunities to develop as we continue to grow.

Location & Travel

Office and Design Team

You will be working in Ellicar HQ office in North Nottinghamshire. For occasional travel to site and working away we provide you with comfortable accommodation, cover expenses and pay your travel time.

Pool Builder & Soft Landscaping Team

Our natural swimming pool projects are anywhere in the UK and you will need to be happy living away during the week. We provide you with comfortable accommodation, cover expenses, pay your travel time and offer time off in lieu between projects.

How to apply

If you are interested in the vacancies currently listed on this site, please send us an email telling us which job you want to apply for and why you are interested in the role.

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