Lindum Group Ltd

Apprentice Bricklayer - Intermediate (Level 2)

Lindum Group Ltd (Employer)

Lincoln College (Training Provider)

Wage To be agreed upon appointment
45.0 hours per week 7.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
36 months (duration)
1 March 2021(start date)
Bricklayer (apprenticeship standard)
5 positions available
5 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are currently seeking Apprentice Bricklayers to join our existing team in Lincoln. Successful candidates will have a keen interest in building and the eagerness and commitment to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Bricklaying

Responsibilities

About the Role

Working under the direction and guidance of an experienced mentor, you will learn how to use materials and equipment safely and be trained to carry out all aspects of laying bricks, blocks and other components. You will have the opportunity to work on our Lindum Homes new build housing developments and a variety of large new build and refurbishment projects for our Lindum Construction division.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

Preparation of materials

  • Determine quality and quantities of building material including mix ratios of mortar and concrete
  • Areas and volumes of materials and resources. Safe working
  • Adhere to relevant health and safety legislation, codes of practice and apply safe working practices, including when working at heights
  • Safe use of ‘disc cutters’ and power cutters.

Working area

  • Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials (eg trowel, levels, brick ties, DPC, insulation, mixers, lintels etc) for use when setting out and erecting masonry walling
  • Maintain a clean working environment

Masonry structures

  • Interpret drawings and specifications
  • Measure the work area and set out level first courses of bricks to a plan, including bonds for openings and the damp course
  • Mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer
  • Lay bricks to set dimensions and apply mortar with a trowel to completion
  • Shape and trim bricks/blocks using hammers, chisels and power tools
  • Use of laser levels, spirit levels, optical levels and string lines to check that courses are straight, horizontally and vertically, and laid to a gauge
  • Ensure thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation are maintained
  • Remove waste materials
  • Repair and renew masonry structures

The off-the-job training aspect is fully-funded and includes day and block release at college, with paid time off to attend during normal working hours. You must be self-motivated and will also be expected to complete college work in your own time.

Normal working hours are 45 hours per week (7.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday). Apprentices age 16-17 will work a maximum of 40 hours per week (7.30am start with an earlier finish) until age 18.

Our apprentices have a structured wage scale which increases incrementally with satisfactory performance reviews throughout the apprenticeship. Benefits include pension, profit related pay, employee share scheme and opportunities for further training, development and progression. All PPE is provided.

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there will be opportunities for further training, development and progression.

Reality Check

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • You will preferably have completed/be completing the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. We will also consider applications from candidates who have already completed/are completing their Level 2 Diploma but would like to build on this with practical experience and on-site assessment
  • You will be expected to get to and from work/college of your own accord. A current driving licence and your own transport (or intention to work towards) would therefore be an advantage
  • This role can be physically demanding at times
  • You must be hardworking and reliable with keen attention to detail and pride in your work
  • As well as good work quality and overall performance, you will be expected to adhere to our high standards of health and safety whilst at work and at college

Qualities Required

  • This role can be physically demanding at times
  • You must be hardworking and reliable with keen attention to detail and pride in your work

Qualifications Required

  • Applicants must have at least Grade C/4 GCSE maths and English (or equivalent)
  • You will preferably have completed/be completing the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. We will also consider applications from candidates who have already completed/are completing their Level 2 Diploma but would like to build on this with practical experience and on-site assessment

Training Provided

In addition to the Bricklaying Apprenticeship Standard, training wil be provided on all internal systems, policies and procedures.

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