Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2 SML Brickwork

The work will involve building the substructure of buildings (ground works), block work and brickwork walls. You will set out and lay bricks using mortar, shaping and trimming as required. The employer works mainly on build projects in the South West.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 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- Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • The successful candidate will be working towards a Level 2 qualification in Trowel Occupations, with the opportunity to progress onto the a Level 3 apprenticeship to become fully qualified at the end of the apprenticeship programme.
  • You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship by a qualified member of staff who will teach you knew skills.

 The ideal candidate will be given a variety of duties that they will carry out throughout your    apprenticeship.

  • You will be observing work carried out by your experienced colleagues, and will then put into practice all that you have learnt, achieving a high level of workmanship on all the projects that you carry out.
  • You will be shown how to align bricks and blocks using plumb lines and levelling tools, working to design plans.
  • You will also be shown how to use mechanical cutting equipment to shape bricks and blocks to fit the correct angles.
  • Laying blocks/block work.
  • You will learn how to read building plans.
  • Understanding how building sites work.
  • Understand principles of building.

You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff, and you must follow all Health and Safety processes and procedures in the work place at all times, as well as ensuring that all tools are clean and put away correctly.

You will need to wear the appropriate personal protection equipment at all times when working on site. 

 You will also be shown how to use mechanical cutting equipment to shape bricks and blocks to fit the correct angles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Positive attitude
  • Keen with an eagerness to learn
  • Prepared to listen and follow instructions
  • A good work ethic is essential

Personal qualities

  • Hard working.
  • Being able to work as part of a team.
  • Self motivated.
  • Keen to learn.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications needed but must be willing to learn. 

Future prospects

After completing your Apprenticeship you may have a the chance to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in the Construction Trade. There may be the chance for full time employment for the right person

Things to consider

Please make sure that you are able to travel to work each day

About the employer

The employer is based in the heart of Devon. The employer delivers a high standard of work to all customers. The business has gained a fantastic reputation in the South West.


SML Brickwork


6 Sea View Terrace

Higher Hill View


EX10 9DQ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Trowel Occupation.
  • Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills English ( Depending on previous Qualifications.)
  • Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills Mathematics ( Depending on previous Qualifications.)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by P G L Construction Training


Alberto Pitocco

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2017