The Drilling Assistant role is key to our business.

You need to be a motivated and proactive individual with good organisational and communication skills who can multitask in a fast team-based environment.

You will assist in the movement, setup, and operation of drilling rigs and associated equipment for water and heat extraction.

A Driller Assistant’s obligations include assisting in the operation of the drilling rig, changing drill bits and instruments, assisting in regular servicing and lubrication of rig devices, driving support vehicles, being attentive to instruction, and being able to regularly lift heavy loads.

Job description

Nicholls Boreholes has been providing commercial and domestic customers with all aspects of geothermal energy, including water borehole drilling and boreholes for geothermal heat pumps.

We are looking to recruit Land Drilling Assistants to join our busy drilling team.

Ground work experience useful but not essential.

A competitive salary is offered and an immediate start is available for this full-time, permanent position.


Nicholls Countryside Construction Ltd are an equal opportunities employer.

Skills Required

  • Strong communication skills
  • Analystical thinking skills
  • Team working skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

Work Remotely

  • No


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Billingshurst RH14 0LW: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

We are happy to be approached by prospective candidates

If you are interested in talking to us about exciting career opportunities at Nicholls Boreholes & Ground Source, please call or email for the attention of  Lindsay in our HR Department on:

01403 820750 (option 1) or

Alternatively, fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Please send your CV and brief details of the position you are looking for to us and we will contact you if anything becomes available.

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