Published: Jul 22, 2020
Owen Pearce Bricklaying are looking to take on an Apprentice Bricklayer to join their team in Saltash.
The Apprentice’s Role
The apprentice will be working on site 4 days a week which will be supervised at all times. Learning all aspects of Site Bricklaying supervised by experienced and qualified employers.
The successful applicant will be working on all different types of projects. You could be involved in construction of new housing developments, Block-laying and Block and Beaming.
A key part of your Construction apprenticeship is health and safety. This is vital to the industry, with all employees working on-site to have passed the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme). We will include this as part of your apprenticeship. You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff, and you must follow health and safety procedures in the workplace at all times, as well as ensuring that all tools are clean and put away correctly.
When you are working with your employer, you will be improving your hand skills and working towards the practical elements of your qualification. Skills Group staff will assess your practical skills in the workplace and review your progress against your targets.
Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.
Wages: £166.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
Owen Pearce is a Plymouth based Bricklaying employer who has years of experience working on a range of new build sites in the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall area. He has built his reputation on hard work, quality and outstanding experience. All protective clothing will be provided including CSCS training through Skills Group.
Owen Pearce has had many apprentices through Skills Group and is fully supportive with the Apprentice framework.
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 successful applicant needs to be keen to succeed, reliable and hardworking. Ability to cope with the physical demands of the role and able to use their own initiative is essential.
The apprentice must be reliable and motivated to work within the construction and undertake national recognised qualifications. You will have food communications skills and able to work as part of a team and take instructions. As well as good time keeping as construction workers are on site early in the morning. Also being physically fit with stamina will be an advantage to you.
No formal qualifications are required for the position but GCSE grades A-E is desired. However a keen interest in Bricklaying General building and willingness to succeed are essential.
The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying consists of:
Level 2 Bricklayer Standard
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
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.
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