Apprentice Bricklayer Constructing The Future Lancashire

You must be prepared to work on new build or refurbishment properties during your apprenticeship. You will be required to keep your work area clean and tidy and learn the general construction trade. You will be required to work outside in poor weather conditions and must be happy to do so.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 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

    The successful applicant will spend four days per week working on a busy building site, usually from 8.00am until 4.30pm, finishing slightly earlier on a Friday. One day per week will be spent in college.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Typical tasks include:

  • Measuring the work area and setting out the first rows (courses) of bricks.
  • Mixing mortar (cement).
  • Laying the bricks on top of each other and applying the mortar with a trowel.
  • Measuring and cutting bricks to size using hammers, chisels and power tools.
  • Checking that courses are straight using spirit levels.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate will be a good timekeeper.
  • Be reliable.
  • Have a good attitude to work.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good practical skills.

Personal qualities

  • Applicants need to be enthusiastic.
  • Well organised.
  • Self motivated.
  • Punctual.
  • You need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Qualifications required

  • It would be an advantage to have GCSE's or equivalent in Maths and English grades A to E, however this is not essential.

Future prospects

The job also offers a good grounding for progression into technical, supervisory and managerial roles, or even to start up your own business.

Things to consider

You will be required to work outside in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Constructing the Future is a large employer who operates a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. They work with large construction companies to provide placements that will enable you to gain a range of skills and experience over the duration of your apprenticeship.


Constructing The Future Lancashire


Fleet Street



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Additional location information

This vacancy will initially be located at PR7 2EY, however once this build is complete, the successful apprentice will be expected to work across the Chorley area.

Training provider

  • Both on-site and in college.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Construction Building - Trowel Occupations.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations.
  • Functional Skills, where necessary.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

National Construction College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CITB (t/u Construction Skills)


Sharon Johnson

Employer's Application Instructions

All interested applicants must apply online through the CITB website. You must also email to request an employer's application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Oct 2017