KP Robertson

KP Robertson

£166.00 Per Week

Plymouth and surrounding areas

Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Jul 20, 2020
Ref: KP489SM

KP Robertson are looking to take on a bricklaying apprentice to join their hard working team in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s 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.

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, 7:45am- 4:30pm. Timings will very depending on work load and travel time.

Wages: £166.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. .

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 332442.

KP Robertson are a small but experience company, Kevin has over 30 years experience in the bricklaying trade and has a small team around him. He is now looking to expand the team by adding another apprentice to his workforce.

On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.

Skills Required

In order to be successful in this role, you will need good practical skills, to be passionate about construction and work in an accurate and organised manner. You will also need to have the ability to work as part of a team, a good level of fitness and good timekeeping skills.

In order to be successful, you will need to have a CSCS Card before being allowed to go on site. 

Personal Qualities

You must have enthusiasm to work within the construction trade and undertake national recognised qualifications. You must also have the ability to follow instructions and be physically fit, as this is a very demanding role. Good timekeeping is required as you will be on site early in the morning.

Prior Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required for the position, however a keen interest in construction and willingness to succeed is essential.

The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying consists of:

Level 2 Bricklayer Standard
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

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.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School