J D Bricklaying

J D Bricklaying

£192.40 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Level 2 Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Ref: GL160522

J D Bricklaying is looking to take on an apprentice to work alongside them on building sites.

The Apprentices Role

You will be working on general sites using stonework, blocks & brick. Also, carrying out tasks such as mixing cement, laying blocks, bricks & stonework. You will be required assist in general duties and clean up the site & tools. You must comply with the health & safety regulations.

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: You will be working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Hours may vary depending on workload and travel time.

Wages: £192.40 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any over time above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holidays: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) which 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 enquiries@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442

J D Bricklaying have been working as an established bricklayer company for more than 4 years on both private & site projects.

Future progression onto level 3 is available if they wish to do so. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to go self-employed as a qualified Bricklayer.

Skills Required

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to be physically able. You will also be required to work using your own initiative. You must be a confident and reliable person who is able to adapt to surroundings.

Personal Qualities

You must be dependable, hard-working, willing to learn with a good work ethic.

Prior Qualifications

No formal qualifications required, only a CSCS card which can be undertaken at Skills Group.

The Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations consists of:

•Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship Standard
•Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
•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