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Bricklaying Apprentice Scott Ivins

Scott Ivins is looking for a bricklaying apprentice to join his team in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 5:30pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Scott works on new build properties in the Devon and Cornwall area.

Main duties will include :

  • Applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant
  • You will be spreading and removing excess mortar
  • Inspecting vertical and horizontal brick alignment
  • Along with this, you will be applying bricks, blocks and pavers in lines or following decorative patterns or designs
  • Clearing up work space after each day and cleaning tools

You will be working alongside other builders so will also pick up experience in other home improvement activities that are carried out.

Due to the nature of the work, a CSCS card is required to be able to get onto the building site, training on this will be given if you pass the interview stage with Skills Group.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ideal candidate should be eager and keen to succeed within the construction industry
  • You will need to be able to cope with the physical demands of the role
  • Good communication is required to work well within a small friendly team
  • You must always be on time and prompt with the work you carry out

Personal qualities

  • The successful candidate needs to have strong motivation to work hard and to a high standard to succeed in this role
  • You will need to be confident and outgoing as well as enthusiastic about the Construction Industry
  • A good head for heights would be desirable as you will be working at heights on scaffolding and platform towers, both indoors and outdoors

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.

About the employer

Scott Ivins is an established employer within construction and bricklaying, Scott works on large sites around the Devon and Cornwall area on new build sites. Scott has over 10 years experience and is a supportive employer who is keen to teach new skills to a new member of his team.


Scott Ivins



Greenfinch Crescent


PL12 6WH

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Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Skills Group 01752 332442

The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying consists of:

Level 2 Bricklayer Standard
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

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 Health and Safety Certificate, 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 standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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