Bricklaying Apprentice Jeffrey Hughes

Jeffery Hughes Bricklaying are looking to take on an apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 09 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 – Friday, 7am-5pm 40 hours

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001291495

  • Positions

    1 available

Through the apprenticeship programme you will be taught by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to know to successfully complete the qualification.

The successful apprentice will learn how to use all the specialist hand tools, machinery and power tools associated with this role.

You will need to show attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs. You will be shown how to use all the power tools and specialised cutting equipment safely and correctly by a qualified member their team.

You will be involved in applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant and spreading and removing excess mortar. When working with bricks you will also learn how to inspect vertical and horizontal brick alignment.

You will learn how to build arches and brick structures along with repairing and restoring brick structures.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate will be keen to succeed, reliable, hardworking and have some experience of the trade. The ability to cope with the physical demands of the role is essential.

Personal qualities

The successful apprentice will need to be willing to learn and have a genuine interest in the construction trade. Must be a team player and have good communication skills.

Qualifications required

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A – C in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Once having completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Jeff Hughes has been expanding for many years and offers an exceptional service to all of his new and old clients. He has been taught highly in the construction industry and has a high set of skills in Bricklaying.

He is based in Cornwall and works with a small team offering great service to whoever he works with on and off site.

Employer

Jeffrey Hughes

Address

High Wynnard

Old Road

Liskeard

PL14 6DW

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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
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • 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 certified Health and Safety Certificates, 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

Contact

Olivia 01752 332452


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.


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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017