MJG Bricklaying Ltd

MJG Bricklaying Ltd

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Bricklaying Apprentice x4
Published: Oct 07, 2019
Ref: MG130VP

MJG Bricklayers are looking to take on 4 apprentices to join their team of bricklayers in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

Throughout your apprenticeship, duties will include reading plans and drawings, measuring and setting out and general labouring. This will include loading, lifting, keeping the site tidy, mixing mortar by hand and machine.

You will be taught how to shape and trim bricks by hand using hand and power tools. As part of the team you will also be responsible for adhering to the site health and safety rules and regulations.

This is a physically demanding role, however you will be fully supported by the team.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, a 8am – 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.

Mike and Martin are well established self-employed bricklayers, with over 15 years and in the last two years have successfully started up their own business "MG Bricklaying Ltd".

MJG Bricklaying Ltd has 10 staff, most of which have completed training and apprenticeships over the years. MG Bricklayers Ltd are currently working on a number of large new build sites in the region. Mike, Martin and his team are in an excellent position to be able to support individuals through the apprenticeship programme.

Past Apprentices

MG Bricklayers currently have 6 apprentices going through their qualifications and are on track to successfully complete.

On completion of your level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Excellent hand-eye coordination is important as a high level of accuracy is required for this role. Excellent timekeeping is a must.

Personal Qualities

A good level of physical fitness is required due to the demanding nature of the role. You will be confident and be able to work well within a team. You must be reliabe with a real determination to achieve.

Prior Qualifications

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