Dan Ball Bricklaying

Dan Ball Bricklaying

£156.00 per week


Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: May 23, 2018
Ref: DB458ES

Dan Ball Bricklaying are looking to take on a bricklaying apprentice to join their expanding team in Liskeard.

The Apprentice’s Role

You will be using a variety of specialist tools and equipment to lay bricks, spread and remove excess mortar. As part of your training you will need to observe work being carried out and replicate it to a high standard as part of your training.

You will also be erecting, maintaining and repairing masonry structures using cutting tools, whilst maintaining a high level of health and safety when conducting the tasks that you carry out. You will be required to use the necessary Personal Protective Equipment at all times while you are working on site.

The successful apprentices must have good hand-eye coordination skills, enjoy practical work and will be taught to lay bricks and blocks to design plans. Being able to use your own initiative is essential, as well as having good timekeeping and attendance. You must have a high level of stamina to be able to cope with the physical demands of the role as you will be working outdoors in all weather.

You will be supervised by an experienced, fully qualified member of their team, who will guide you and assist you in all aspects of your on-site training. Another part of your duties will be to make sure that all tools and equipment used are cleaned and put away at the end of each day.

Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week. The typical working week is Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm but may vary from day to day depending on workload.

Wages: £156.00 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.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Dan Ball Bricklaying is a well established company based in Liskeard.

Past Apprentices

Dan Ball Bricklaying currently has 2 apprentices through Skills Group who are currently working towards their level 2 qualifications.

Once you have completed your level 2 qualifications in bricklaying, you will have an opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship.

Skills Required

You will need to be keen, motivated and enjoy physical work. Stamina is also a vital factor in this role, as you will be required to work indoors and outdoors and you must also be able to work at height.

The successful apprentice must have good coordination skills and have a focused approach to the job in hand. Excellent timekeeping and attendance are also desirable.

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, be willing to work in all kinds of weathers and want to work hard to progress in your chosen career.

You will be required to work in a group and on your own, learning various different skills in the construction trade.

Prior Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided.

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.