J & D Bricklaying are looking to take on two bricklaying apprentices to join their hard working team in Plympton, as part of the role you will be covering the South West area.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful apprentices will be supervised at all times, working closely with the employer to learn all aspects of bricklaying.
Work duties will include:
- General labouring
- Measuring and cutting materials
- Setting out work areas.
You will also be shown how to use specialist tools and equipment such as operating a cement mixer to prepare mortar and cutting and shaping bricks to fit corners. The apprentice will need great attention to detail and will learn to use plumb lines and spirit levels to check that the bricks are aligned correctly. During your working day you will be using a range of other specialist tools ranging from hammers and trowels to state-of-the-art power tools.
Working Hours: 40 hours per week, 8am- 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Working times may change depending on site location.
Wages: £148.00 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 email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
The successful candidate will progress onto a level 3 qualification, after having completing your level 2 apprenticeship. On successful completion of the level 3 qualification, you will have the opportunity to gain full-time employment with this bricklaying firm.
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 be reliable and have a good understanding of Health and Safety.
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.
No formal qualifications are required for the position, however a keen interest in construction and willingness to succeed is essential.
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.