Published: Jun 13, 2017
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a bricklaying apprentice with a full driving license to work with local company.
The Apprentice’s Role
The candidate will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to successfully complete your programme and gain recognised qualification.
The successful apprentice will be required to carry out duties such as building and repairing walls, in accordance with construction plans, along with other structures. The successful apprentice will be taught how to lay out structural frameworks for buildings using bricks and mortar.
You will also be shown how to use specialist tools and equipment such as operating a cement mixer to prepare mortar and cutting and shaping bricks to fit corners. The apprentice will need great attention to detail and 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.
Working Hours: You will be working Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 4pm (travel time is not included and these hours are an estimation).
Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 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.
Broadoak Construction (Devon) Ltd was formed in September 2004 by Neil Rogers, Company Director, following his 30 years' experience in the Construction Industry.
Neil has been in the construction industry since leaving school and has a vast knowledge of all building aspects, specialising in the finishing stages of all Broadoak projects.
In April 2012, Jason Daykin, who joined BroadOak Construction (Devon) Ltd in February 2006, as a bricklayer, was appointed Director. Jason brings his years of experience to assist Neil with all aspects of running Broadoak to the highest standards that clients expect from the company.
Both Neil and Jason are hands on with all the projects and undertake each contract with the assistance of experienced employees and skilled sub-contractors who deal with all the plumbing, roofing, electrics, painting & decorating and any other specialist trades that are required.
Broadoak Construction currently have an apprentice at the moment who is completing a Level 2 apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating and they also have a employee working towards their Level 3 in Wood Occupation (Bench).
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to progress on to the a level 3 qualification, this will be discussed during the level 2 apprenticeship. The apprentice will need to show determination and drive in relation to career progression to be considered for level 3.
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.
The ideal candidate will be dedicated, driven and have good personable skills. You will be hardworking and interested in learning and making bricklaying a career choice.
The successful candidate does not need to have GCSE Grade A-C as functional skills can be completed instead. However, if you do have GCSE Grades A-C this would be beneficial.
The Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations consists of:
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.