Christopher Stephenson

£148.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Nov 01, 2018
Ref: CS368SM

Christopher Stephenson is looking to take on an apprentice to work alongside him on new build development sites.

The Apprentice’s Role

Christopher works on new build properties in the Devon and Cornwall area. Main duties will include applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant. You will be spreading and removing excess mortar, inspecting vertical and horizontal brick alignment.

Along with this, you will be applying bricks, blocks and pavers in lines or following decorative patterns or designs, clearing up work space after each day and cleaning tools.

You will be working alongside other builders so will also pick up experience in other home improvement activities that are carried out. Due to the nature of the work, a CSCS card is required to be able to get onto the building site, training on this will be given if you pass the interview stage with Skills Group.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.

Wages: £148 per week, potentially increasing with performance related pay reviews throughout your apprenticeships.

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.

Chris is a sub-contractor offering bricklaying services across Cornwall and Devon. He is currently working on a new build development site in Newton Abbot and are looking to expand their workforce by taking on an apprentice.

On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship with the company, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 in Bricklaying.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate should be eager and keen to succeed within the construction industry. You will need to be able to cope with the physical demands of the role. Good communication is required to work well within a small friendly team. You must always be on time and prompt with the work you carry out.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate needs to have strong motivation to work hard and to a high standard to succeed in this role. You will need to be confident and outgoing as well as enthusiastic about the Construction Industry.

A good head for heights would be desirable as you will be working at heights on scaffolding and platform towers, both indoors and outdoors.

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 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.




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