Bricklaying Apprenticeship Jamie Watson

Jamie Watson is looking to take a bricklaying apprentice to join his team in Plymouth.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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 8am – 4.30pm

    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


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will be working closely with Jamie to gain practical experience in the bricklaying trade. The apprentice will learn valuable skills such as how to mix and sort materials needed and how to trowel professionaly and safely.

At first you will shadow the employer, to pick up all the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in bricklaying. As part of your role, you will learn how to use brick-cutting machines to cut and shape bricks and building arches and brick structures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful apprentice will be punctual, willing to build up hand skills and experience and have good listening skills.

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will be driven, have good social and communications skills as you will be dealing with customers and other construction workers.
  • You must work well in a small team and on a big site environment.

Qualifications required

The successful candidate does not need to have GCSE A*-C or equivalent in English and Maths as they can work towards Functional Skills in these subjects whilst at college.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 qualification as long as they show willingness during the level 2 apprenticeship.

About the employer

Jamie has been working in the industry for 10-12 years and started as an apprentice himself. He would like to share his knowledge and skills with a learner who would like to make this industry a career.


Jamie Watson


16 Snell Drive



PL12 4UB

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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