Jeff Hughes Bricklaying

Jeff Hughes Bricklaying

£156.00 per week


Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: May 28, 2018
Ref: JH371ES

Jeff Hughes Bricklaying are looking to take on an apprentice to join their team in Liskeard.

The Apprentice’s Role

Through the apprenticeship programme you will be taught by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to know to successfully complete the qualification.

The successful apprentice 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.

You will be involved in applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant and spreading and removing excess mortar. When working with bricks you will also learn how to inspect vertical and horizontal brick alignment.

You will learn how to build arches and brick structures along with repairing and restoring brick structures.

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 7am-5pm, 40 hours per week

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 or call us on 01752 332442.

Jeff Hughes has been expanding for many years and offers an exceptional service to all of his new and old clients. He has been taught highly in the construction industry and has a high set of skills in Bricklaying.

He is based in Cornwall and works with a small team offering great service to whoever he works with on and off site.

Once having completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will be keen to succeed, reliable, hardworking and have some experience of the trade. The ability to cope with the physical demands of the role is essential.

Personal Qualities

The successful apprentice will need to be willing to learn and have a genuine interest in the construction trade. Must be a team player and have good communication skills.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A – C 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 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.