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Bricklaying Apprentice Josh Bragg

Josh Bragg is looking for an Apprentice Bricklayer to join his team in Plymouth. Work while you qualify for your level 2 Bricklayer Standard.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, timings TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Josh Bragg 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
  • You will be applying bricks, blocks and pavers in lines or following decorative patterns or designs
  • clearing up workspace 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 successful candidate will need to be motivated

  • Hardworking
  • You need to have good hand eye coordination skills and show a focused approach to the job in hand, with an attention for detail and quality finish
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance are also desirable
  • With good communication skills to work well within a team.

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will need to be able to cope with the physically  demands of the role and show a keen interest to progress for this demanding role
  • Enjoy outdoor physical work to succeed, so stamina is vital for this role as it is quite demanding
  • You must be confident when working at heights, as this role will involve working on top of secured scaffolding and platform towers
  • You will need to show the enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop your skills, with the aim to secure full time employment and be fully qualified at the end of you apprenticeship programme

Desired qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A–E 9/3 in maths and English, or equivalent qualification.

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

Josh Bragg is an established company based in Devon and Cornwall. The work they do takes them all over Devon and Cornwall and mainly consists of block and brick work, normally on new build sites and occasionally stone work.

Past Apprentices

Josh Bragg has supported a handful of apprentices through their Level 2 and 3 qualifications. This employer is keen to invest in teaching new bricklayers all they need to know to become a fully qualified bricklayer.


Josh Bragg



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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 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 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 practical 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 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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