Bricklaying Apprenticeship Lee Julian

A local bricklaying employer is looking to take on an Apprentice to join their team dealing in all aspects of the building trade including new builds. The employer undertakes work in Devon and Cornwall.

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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

    40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • 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

You will need to have a clear focus, show motivation and possess good time keeping skills. You will have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role and be able to use your own initiative.

Transport is preferable, but not a requirement.

Personal qualities

The employer is looking for a motivated, focused individual. You will need to have good communication skills and enthusiasm for the trade. Good time keeping is essential, and an ability to work hard and complete tasks to the best of your ability.

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to complete their level 2 qualification and progress on to their level 3 apprenticeship, achieving a full qualification, in their chosen trade area.

About the employer

Lee Julian has worked as a sub-contractor for Contour Brickwork for a number of years and is looking to take on an apprentice to pass on his experience and knowledge to. Lee has a good wealth of knowledge and achieves and maintains a high standard of work. He is very keen on having an apprentice to train and teach and provide them knowledge of the construction industry.


Lee Julian


17 Jasmine Gardens




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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 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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017