What will the apprentice be doing?
Reporting to the Site Manager, you will work with experienced bricklaying trade specialists towards gaining a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification through on and off the job, trade specific training. Your day to day job will involve setting out, laying bricks and blocks to a line, incorporating openings and reveals whilst maintaining a high standard of quality.
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What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This is an 18 month Bricklayer Intermediate Apprenticeship, that’s at least 6 months quicker than other programmes. You’ll learn on the job, and during intensive residential training weeks at College. All accommodation, travel and subsistence is paid for during block weeks, starting with three weeks in college, returning home at weekends. This prepares you to fully contribute as soon as you get on site. You will return to college around every 20 weeks for a two week block of intensive training.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
You’re going to have great options once you’re finished. You could work for one of our sub-contractors, set yourself up as self-employed or in some areas of the country work for us permanently as a qualified tradesperson. Some apprentices carry on training once they have completed their apprenticeship and progress through our Assistant Site Manager Programme or go on to do one of our Degree Apprenticeship Programmes.
Reality CheckIf you’re passionate about becoming a qualified Bricklayer then this programme is for you. You’ll want to become an expert in your craft, enjoy working outside, being part of a legacy for your community and like the idea of keeping your career options open. This is a residential training programme and you will stay away from home for block weeks
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired