We are a small company based in Derbyshire but always on the look out for talented carpenters, gifted engineers, motivated sales staff, creative marketing staff, organised administrators and knowledgeable handover staff. If you have these skills, love working in a small team, like the idea of being near the canals for a living and willing to help our business grow then get in touch.

Benefits of working for Aqua Narrowboats:

  • Each person will have a full induction process with annual training & appraisal to ensure you are continually developing.
  • You will get 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays, pro-rota for reduced hour staff)
  • You will get Aqua Team clothing: shirts/ T-shirts/ sweater or jumpers and fleece
  • You will get an allowance for any heath and safety kit required.
  • You will get free parking onsite
  • We have a flexible working policy to allow late starts and early leaves for appointments.
  • Statutory sick pay is given where qualified.
  • We also operate a ‘time off in lieu system’ so you can work extra hours, and take it back later.
  • We have many ways of communicating with our team including meetings, staff intranet page with regular updates & posts, and welcome contributions by all employees.
  • We have a complimentary staff xmas ‘do’ and invite employees to any other events that may come our way!!

We have recently moved into a new purpose built factory in Foston, just off the A50 giving great access and facilities for our staff.


Please submit your details and CV below, or the preferred method is via Indeed

Current Vacancies

Do you love working with wood? Like to feel proud of your work you’ve achieved, like to keep improving what you’re doing? If the answer is yes, then working at Aqua Narrowboats might be the job for you. We build narrowboats to the highest specification, our team share these values and everyone strives to produce the most beautiful narrowboats on the canals. Find out more about our Junior Boat Builder / Carpenter job – sounds like it’s just for you!

What are we looking for?

Aqua Narrowboats are looking for a Junior Boat Builder/Carpenter that is passionate about the woodwork they produce, can work as part of a team and keep on learning

Your role will be to use a high level of skill together with modern workshop machinery to design, develop and build all woodwork associated with the fitout and refurbishment of both new and used boats. To communicate courteously with customers to establish the individuals needs and requirements to ascertain work required.

You will be a qualified carpenter (NVQ 1 or 2 in bench joinery or furniture production) or have completed an NVQ 2 or 3 with the boat building academy. You will have a min grade C or equivalent in GCSE Maths and English. Experience of boat building would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given. You will be keen to learn, pay attention to detail, and have speed and accuracy of work. If you have the skills and some of the experience we are looking for then APPLY TODAY!

Where you will work

You will be working with a small team of carpenters and engineers to complete each build, based at our new factory in Foston, just off the A50. This is a full time job (36hours) with flexible hours although usually 8am- 4.30pm.

If you think you can contribute your skills and friendly approach as part of our professional team please upload your CV below or get in touch. For a chat about this opportunity please Tel 01283 585718. We are looking for a permanent member of staff on full-time hours.

Job Type: Full-time 36 hours per week, hours and days to be negotiated.

Salary: £14414.40 to £15369.12 based on 36 hrs per week or (£7.70 to £8.21/ per hour)

Closing Date: Monday 9th September 2019 (All interview candidates will be notified by this date)

Interviews: Week commencing 16th September 2019

Second Interviews: Also week commencing 16th September 2019

Job Commences: From 14th October 2019 (although could start sooner)

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