Next Level Builds Contractors Ltd

Next Level Builds Contractors Ltd

£256 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Level 2 Bricklaying Apprentice
Published: Jul 10, 2023
Ref: NLB100522

Next Level Builds Contractors Ltd specialises in all aspects of bricklaying and is looking to expand their workforce with a bricklaying apprentice in the South West. For the right candidate this is a fantastic opportunity to learn your trade on a New Building Development but work in a smaller gang with Jason.

The Apprentice’s Role:

Work duties will include: Safe working practices, Labouring, Setting out work areas, Understanding and Interpreting information, Preparing mortar by hand, Using specific tools required for tasks, Measuring materials and cutting, Keeping all work areas clean and tidy, and Manual Lifting.

Working Hours: The successful candidate will work a normal Monday-Friday week (30-40 hours per week), whilst attending 1 day per week for college. Working times may change depending on site location.

Wages: £256 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.

Holidays: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Next Level Builds Contractors Ltd are a reputable, reliable construction company who have just secured a New Build Development contract in Plymouth. Jason is an understanding employer who wants to support a young person through their apprenticeship, to enable them to become qualified in the trade and start their own company one day. Jason has around 3-4 gangs of bricklayers working in and around Plymouth.

On completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship with Next Level Builds, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right learner. Alternatively, you could go on to complete your Level 3 in Bricklaying, or, go on to be self-employed and start your own company.

Skills Required:

  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to work in an accurate and organised manner
  • Awareness of Health and Safety

Personal Qualities:

  • Reliable and motivated to work
  • Good communication skills, able to work as part of a team and follow instructions.
  • Passionate about construction
  • Good time keeping as construction workers are on site early in the morning.
  • Physically fit due to the nature of the job.

Prior Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required for the position, however a keen interest in construction and willingness to succeed are essential.

The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying includes:

  • Level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills Maths and English (If GCSE Maths and English are not at Grade C/4 or above)
  • CSCS training to be provided.

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.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School