Student Landscape Architect

Join our dynamic design team helping us bring beautiful natural pools, wildlife ponds and naturalistic gardens to life, from concept to creation.

Student Landscape Architect
£20,000 - £25,000 (subject to experience)
Full-Time or Part-Time
Application Deadline:
Aug 22, 2022
Expected Start Date:
Sep 19, 2022

Ellicar is looking for an enthusiastic landscape architect student for a year long placement working together with our design team.

We are a dynamic, family company with a strong ecological ethos, specialising in the design and construction of bespoke natural swimming pools and domestic gardens, often with extensive, naturalistic planting schemes around the water.

Our scope of our work is broad, from concept to completion and our award-winning natural pools feature a hydro-botanical filtration system and hydraulics which is part of the design process.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic landscape architect to join our design team to carry out technical design work, including concept plans, visuals, construction drawings, planting design, assist with general office administration, and the procurement of plants and materials for our pools and garden projects.

It is also a great opportunity to gain valuable practical skills including site assessments, setting out on site, setting out plants, planting and finishing of soft landscaping.

Plans and drawings

The successful applicant will have the following skills:

  • Proficient in Sketchup, Vectorworks and AutoCAD both 2D and 3D; Photoshop; Word; Excel and Indesign.
  • Sound knowledge of construction detailing and specifications.
  • Ability to produce concept plans, visuals, detailed hard and soft landscaping plans, construction drawings and specifications.
  • Good plant and horticultural knowledge and a love of plants and interest in ecology.
  • A desire to learn about planting design, plants and gardens. 
  • Good communication skills.
  • General administration skills including excel and word.
  • Able to work effectively as an individual and part of a small team.
  • You will be eligible to work in the UK and be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • You will have a clean UK driving licence.

We are a fast paced, dynamic company and value an enthusiastic and positive attitude. This role is full-time or part-time for 6-12 months, we are open to discussion with the right candidate. The role would suit a newly qualified landscape architect. Ongoing training, development and support will be provided.

How to apply

Other available roles:

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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