Bricklaying Apprentice Aaron Simpson

Aaron Simpson is looking to take on a bricklaying apprentice to join his busy team working in Plymouth and surrounding areas.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 7:30pm-4pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001208855

  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice you will be expected to work long and busy hours on a large construction site.

You will learn and be expected to complete general labouring duties including:

  • Tidying the work area
  • Applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant and spreading and removing excess mortar
  • Checking brick alignments
  • Applying bricks, blocks and pavers in lanes or decorate patterns or designs
  • In addition, you will be using brick-cutting machines to cut and shape bricks and building arches, brick structures and any additional tasks required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Committed to completing the qualification
  • Willing to learn

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Reliable and enthusiastic
  • A general interest in the construction trade and a team player

Qualifications required

The successful candidate will not need to have A*-C at GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths but will need to work towards the functional skills equivalent during the qualification.

Future prospects

The successful applicant will progress on to the level 3 trowel occupation once completed the level 2 qualification, to further enhance your skills.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

The employer has been working in the trade for over 8 years and is now looking to take on an apprentice he can share his knowledge with. The employer is currently working at Sherford and the apprentice will need to be able to get to Plympton or to Sherford each day for work.

Employer

Aaron Simpson

Address

18 West Park Drive

Plymouth

PL7 2GZ

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

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.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017