KCC Builders

KCC Builders

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

3 x Bricklaying Apprenticeship
Published: Mar 22, 2019
Ref: KC983VP

KCC Builders are looking to take on 3 apprentices to join their team focusing mainly in and around the Plymouth area.

The Apprentice’s Role

You will be shown how to use specialised 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 be shown how 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, correctly and safely.

You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff, and you must follow health and safety processes and procedures in the workplace at all times, as well as ensuring that all tools are clean and put away correctly. You must also wear the correct personal protective equipment at all times when with the employer and at our Skills Group training centre.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Wages: £156.00 per 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.

This is a large reputable company that work in all areas of construction and work in and around the areas of Plymouth. They offer a great service to all their customers, old and new. They offer different building sites, as well as working on different buildings around Plymouth. They are keen to teach the skills to a new individual and help them become successful in the trade.

Once having completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have gained the skills in bricklaying that you can use to maximise your future career. You will then have the opportunity to become self-employed and maximise your earning potential.

Skills Required

You will need to be keen, motivated and enjoy outdoor physical work. You will be required to work indoors and outdoors. The successful apprentice must have good hand eye coordination skills and have a focused approach to the job in hand

Personal Qualities

The successful apprentice will need to be highly motivated to carry out this exciting yet demanding role. You will have a keen interest in the construction industry, enjoy working in all kinds of weathers and be willing to work hard to progress in your chosen career.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A*-E in Maths and English, or the equivalent qualifications for the initial induction process with Skills Group.

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 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.