Published: Jan 31, 2018
This vacancy is based in Saltash, Cornwall.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Sement Bricklaying Services as an Apprentice Bricklayer. They are offering this opportunity for two young enthusiastic learners to undertake a career in the construction industry. Your tasks will vary from laying out bricks, blocks and paving slabs to preparing foundations and building structures.
The Apprentices Role
The right candidate will need to be physically fit for and have plenty of stamina for this demanding role, which will involve working indoors and outdoors. You will be required to carry out duties such as laying bricks, paving stones & blocks correctly, checking alignments throughout each stage. You will be shown how to prepare and spread mortar, using the correct ratio mixes.
You will learn how to use all the specialist hand tools, machinery and power tools associated with this role. You will need to show attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs. You will be shown how to use all the power tools and specialised cutting equipment safely and correctly by a qualified member their team.
This is a great opportunity to gain additional skills and knowledge by learning other aspects about the construction trade, as Sement Bricklaying Services undertake other general building work associated with this trade.
Throughout your training you will be supervised by a fully qualified member of the team, who will also make you aware of Health and Safety procedure in the work place, as well as ensuring that you clean and put away all specialised tools and equipment used throughout the day correctly. This is a very exciting, varied and demanding role for the right candidate to progress in this chosen trade.
Working Hours: The working hours will be Monday to Friday, 7am- 5pm. This may not include travel time.
Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above 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.
Sement Bricklaying Services are a very professional and experienced company with over 10 years experience in the construction industry. They have gained valuable experience of not only bricklaying but all other general building work associated with the construction trade.
They have supported several apprentices in the past who have progressed through their qualifications to become fully qualified bricklayers. As a result they are very committed and keen to invest in another two apprentices, and to help them progress in their chosen career.
Sement Bricklaying Services specialise in bricklaying as this is where their roots are from, and they believe it is best to stick to what they know best. They have experience of site management from running small to very large sites and can offer advise to their clients on other aspects of construction if needed.
Sement Bricklaying Services have had two past apprentices who have completed their Level 2 qualifications. One of these apprentices has since progressed onto and completed the advanced Level 3 qualification with the company, and has now become a confident and qualified Bricklayer.
On completion of your Level 2 qualification in Bricklaying you will have a great opportunity to progress onto the higher advanced Level 3 apprenticeship. Once you have completed this, you will have gained the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to further your career options, and progress to a successful career within the construction trade.
The successful candidate will need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy outdoor physical work to succeed, so stamina is vital for this role as it is quite demanding.
You need to have good hand eye coordination skills and show a focused approach to the job in hand, with an eye for detail and quality finish.
Excellent time keeping and attendance are also desirable, with good communication skills to work well within a team.
The ideal candidate will need to be physically fit and show a keen interest to progress for this demanding role.
You must be confident when working at heights, as this role will involve working on top of secured scaffolding and platform towers.
You will need to show the enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop your skills, with the aim to secure full time employment and be fully qualified at the end of you apprenticeship programme.
Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualification.
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.