Apprentice Bricklayer Jack Mackay Perkins

Are you looking to start a career in Construction? J P Builders is offering a fantastic opportunity to join their team as an Apprentice.

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Closing date: 08 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

    40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 08.00-16.30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

J P Builder are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team and gain great practical experience while working towards recognized qualifications.

Duties will include:

  • Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials.
  • Constructing, altering, repairing, and maintaining walls, pathways and kerbs, floors, manholes and other related structures or surfaces.
  • Read, understand and follow Architects’ working drawings.
  • Place and compact aggregates
  • Mix, pour and spread concrete
  • Dig trenches for footings and services
  • Use hand power tools for drilling, cutting and chasing during construction work.
  • Use wheelbarrows to transport rubble and rubbish from building sites
  • Help maintain good site housekeeping and practice workplace safety
  • Perform other duties as required by Site Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Practical / Proactive person
  • Knowledge of related tools, equipment and materials.

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative                           
  • Able to cope with the physical aspect of the role
  • Problem solver/Logical
  • Can work well in a team               
  • Proactive                            
  • Have a sense of humour              
  • Punctual

Qualifications required

We will be looking for candidates with C grade GCSE’s (or equivalent) in Maths & English, any relevant building experience or interest will also be beneficial.

Must have CSCS Card

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be a fulltime position offered.

Things to consider

The work will be physically demanding and you must be able to get to and from college and work. You will have to work all year around and in the outdoors.

About the employer

Jack Perkins is a general construction company that work predominately on new builds. Mainly performing work and maintenance on footings and suspended beam floors.


Jack Mackay Perkins



Kensey Valley Meadow


PL15 9TJ

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations
  • Level 2 Crtificate in Bricklaying
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English, if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


Dave Green 0845 60 99 599

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017