Ross Aird Bricklayers

£140.00 per week


Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Nov 15, 2017
Ref: RA184EH

Ross Aird Bricklayers are looking to take on a bricklaying apprentice to join their busy team.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will need to be physically fit and have plenty of stamina for this demanding role. You will be required to carry out duties such as building and repairing walls in accordance with construction plans and other structures. You will be taught how to lay out structural frameworks for buildings using bricks and mortar and shown how to use specialised tools and equipment such as operating a cement mixer to prepare mortar, cutting and shaping bricks to fit corners.

The successful apprentice will need great attention to detail and will learn how to use plumb lines and spirit levels to check that 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 work place at all times, as well as ensuring that all tools are clean and put away correctly.

Working Hours: The working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm. There will also be an opportunity for overtime on Saturday’s.

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 or call us on 01752 332452.

Ross Aird Bricklayers is an established company based in Devon and Cornwall. Ross, the owner, started his career as an apprentice over 10 years ago. After gaining his qualifications he decided to go self employed and start his own business.

The work they do takes them all over Devon and Cornwall and mainly consists of block and brick work, normally on new build sites and occasionally stone work.

Past Apprentices

Ross has previously taken on an apprentices to join his company, who is currently working towards his qualification. Ross is excited to be welcoming a new individual into his team.

Once you have completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have an opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship, which will enable you to develop your skills and experience to provide greater opportunities with this employer.

Skills Required

In order to be successful you must be able to work at height and enjoy the outdoors. The successful apprentice must have good coordination skills and have a focused approach to the job in hand. Excellent timekeeping and attendance are also important.

You must also have good communication skills as you will need to work as part of a team as well as on your own.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will need to be physically fit and highly motivated to carry out this exciting yet demanding role. You will have a keen interest in the construction industry working in all kinds of weathers and be willing to work hard to progress in your chosen career. You will be required to work on site as part of a team, learning various different skills in the construction trade.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

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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