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Job Posting: Apprentice Tradesperson

Ecospheric’s mission is to create valuable case studies to progress the field of sustainable construction. Our ambitious developments lead the building industry in incorporating the latest low energy technologies and methodologies. The company’s diverse offerings include low carbon property development, passive house design and consultancy, and supply and specification of high performance windows.

We are looking for an  apprentice (multi-skilled or joinery focus) with an interest in environmentally sustainable and energy efficient building techniques. The apprentice will report to the Site Manager and work alongside highly experienced multi-disciplined tradespeople. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work on projects at the forefront of sustainable construction methods (passive house, zero carbon, NZEB).


Current projects include: 

  • Retrofit of a Royal Mail sorting office into a low energy food hall

  • The low energy retrofit of a Grade II* listed heritage building (image below)

  • 5 new-build passive house residential homes



Title: Apprentice with multi-skilled or joinery focus

Contract type: Fixed contract (1 or 2 years)

Salary: From £4.15-£9.00 per hour dependant on experience and qualification

Hours: 37 per week, Monday to Friday

Location: Greater Manchester/Cheshire (Levenshulme, Lymm)


We are looking for two multi skilled or joinery apprentices. The role will be very involved, varied and hands on from the start. The post holder will:

  • Support Joinery and other trades on a variety of work sites

  • Adopt efficient site work ethic 

  • Maintain a safe and clean working area


  • Proactive; thirst for learning, constantly asking questions to expand knowledge 

  • Have a flexible attitude 

  • Commitment to quality and excellence 

  • Ability to communicate effectively 

  • Ability to listen and watch intently to progress learning 

  • Thorough approach to work

  • Interest in Sustainability and alignment with organisations values 

  • Ability to create effective working relationships

  • Aptitude for problem solving 

  • Ability to comply with company policies 

  • Enthusiasm 

  • Respectful


  • Driving licence (desired) 

  • Maths, English and Science GCSE grade C (desired) 

  • Functional Application, Apprentice Level 1 or above 

  • Desirable - Experience with hand tools and basic power tools 

  • Desirable - Some site experience



Friday, 12th March, 2021 at noon

If you have questions about this position, please email


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