B & L Attwood Brickworks

£140.00 per week


Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Feb 05, 2018
Ref: BL524EH

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a bricklaying apprentice to join a busy construction team.

The Apprentice’s Role

As the apprentice bricklayer you will work on every aspect of construction site work specialising in brick and block work, you will learn how to use specialist hand tools, how to build arches and brick structures along with repairing and restoring brick structures.

You will work to specific time deadlines on large construction sites whilst using excellent hand-eye coordination. You will work alongside a qualified member of staff who will teach you how to correctly mix cement for laying bricks and blocks to bespoke orders.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Wages: £140.00 per 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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332452.

The employer has been working in the industry for over 30 years and has valuable experience he would like to now pass on to a new apprentice. His sons have worked with him since leaving School and have both completed level 2 Apprenticeships and have now progressed on to level 3.

Past Apprentices

Both son's have previously completed NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupation and will now be progressing on to NVQ Level 3 in Trowel Occupation.

After successful completion of your level 2 apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 qualification.

Skills Required

They need to be keen to succeed, reliable, hard working and have some experience of the trade. You will also have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role.

Personal Qualities

The employer is looking for a motivated, focused individual. You need to have good communication skills and enthusiasm for the trade. Good time keeping is essential, and an ability to work hard and complete tasks to the best of their ability.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE Grades are desired but not essential.

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 Health and Safety Certificate, 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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