Apprentice Bricklayer - Intermediate (Level 2)


Constructing The Future Lancashire

Training Provider:

National Construction College

Weekly wage £152.10
39.0 hours per week The successful applicant will spend four days per week working on a busy construction site, usually from 8.00am until 4.30pm, finishing slightly earlier on a Friday. One day per week will be spent in college.
duration: 2 years
start: 5 August 2020
Intermediate (Level 2)
Bricklayer (apprenticeship standard)
16 July 2020 (application closing date)
You will receive structured training to become a bricklayer. You must be prepared to work on new build or refurbishment properties during your apprenticeship. You will keep your work area clean and tidy and develop your skills within the construction trade. You will be required to work outside in all weathers and must be happy to do so.


Vacancy Description

Typical tasks include:

  • Measuring the work area and setting out the first rows (courses) of bricks
  • Mixing mortar (cement)
  • Laying the bricks on top of each other and applying the mortar with a trowel
  • Measuring and cutting bricks to size using hammers, chisels and power tools
  • Checking that courses are straight using spirit levels

Future Prospects

  • The job also offers a good grounding for progression into technical, supervisory and managerial roles, or even to start up your own business

Reality Check

  • You will be required to work outside in all weather conditions
  • We welcome applications from individuals from groups who are under-represented across the construction industry
  • All applications will be treated equally

Skills Required

  • The successful candidate will be a good timekeeper
  • Be reliable
  • Have a good attitude to work
  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Qualities Required

  • Applicants need to be enthusiastic
  • Well organised
  • Self motivated
  • Punctual
  • You need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • You must be happy to work outside in all weather conditions

Qualifications Required

  • It would be an advantage to have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths grades A* to E (9-2), however this is not essential

Training Provided

  • Both on-site and in college
  • You will work towards the Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard to develop the core knowledge, skills and behaviours that the industry has deemed essential.  Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Functional Skills, where necessary
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