Level 2 Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Jonathan Case Builders & Contractors Ltd are looking for a reliable and hard working bricklaying apprentice to join their team. The applicant will have an opportunity to learn multiple skills in construction and ultimately gain a qualification. The candidate will also learner to work as part of a team and communication skills.
As an apprentice, you will learn how to use hand tools, machinery and power tools associated with bricklaying. In this particular role, you will need to show attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs, and be prepared to do some labouring to assist your supervisor whilst on site. Alongside 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 not required to be able to get onto the building site, however training on this will be given if you pass the interview stage with Skills Group.
Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Timings TBC.
Wages: £240.00 per week, based on 40 hours per week. Any additional hours worked over the 40 hours per week, will be paid at national minimum wage for your age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Jonathan Case Builders is a long-established, family-run building firm with an excellent reputation in Devon and Cornwall. The company are located near Yelverton and therefore, transport would be necessary. They provide a wide range of domestic services from new builds, barn conversions, extensions and conversions to kitchen installations and renovations within the Yelverton, Tavistock and surrounding areas.
Having taken on apprentices previously, Jonathan Case Builders is invested in supporting the right candidate through their apprenticeship and take pride in helping them achieve their goals.
On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.
The potential candidate will be hard working and efficient, they will be able to cope with the physical demands of the role. Being able to use your own initiative is essential to the role.
It is important that potential candidates are friendly, motivated and enthusiastic about bricklaying. In addition, candidates will need to be trustworthy and reliable.
GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired but not essential.
The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying consists of:
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.
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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