AGS Windows

£140.00 per week

Newton Abbot

Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Feb 03, 2018
Ref: AG254SB

AGS Windows are looking to take on a bricklaying apprentice to join their team.

The Apprentice’s Role

You will be required to carry out duties such as building and repairing walls in accordance with construction plans. You will also be taught how to lay out structural frameworks for buildings using bricks and mortar.

The successful apprentice will be shown how to use specialist tools and equipment from operating a cement mixer to preparing mortar to cutting and shaping bricks to fit corners. The apprentice will learn to use plumb lines and spirit levels to check that the bricks are aligned correctly. During your working day you will be using a range of other specialist tools ranging from hammers and trowels to state-of-the-art power tools.

You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff, and you must follow health and safety procedures in the workplace at all times, as well as ensuring that all tools are clean and put away correctly. You will be required to wear the correct personal protective equipment at all times both when working with the employer, and whilst attending our Skills Group training centre.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332452.

AGS Windows are a team of expert fitters, professional salesman, friendly administrators and they all strive to give the homeowners of Devon the very best windows, doors and conservatories possible.

AGS Windows are part of a wide network of other respected regional window companies, known as Network Britannia. This network is aimed to raise standards and build trust by using expert installers to fit British-made products to an exceptional standard.

The company roots have built up from Devon where their offices and showroom remain. At AGS Windows, their continuous improvement program means they will always provide their customers with the best, innovative and secure products for their home improvements. Family is very important to all of us here at AGS Windows.

Past Apprentices

The company have a history of apprentices in Fenestration that have successfully achieved their apprenticeships to become fully qualified.

Once you have completed your level 2 qualifications in Bricklaying, you will have an opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship. This will enable you to develop your skills and experience, which will provide greater opportunities at the end of the apprenticeship programme.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will have good listening skills, have the ability to follow instruction well and good hand-eye coordination skills when trained in college and on-site.

They will need to be dedicated, driven and have good personable skills. They will be hard working and interested in learning and making bricklaying a career choice.

Personal Qualities

You must be reliable and motivated to work within construction trade with a willingness to undertake a qualification. Good timekeeping is also a necessity as you will start work early in the morning.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE grades A-E is desired.

The Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer#. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

Once you have submitted this information a member of the recruitment team will be in touch to arrange your first interview with Skills Group. You do not need to apply for other vacancies at this stage, as you will be considered for all suitable vacancies.

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Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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