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Bricklaying Apprentice Owen Andrew Pearce

Owen Pearce Bricklaying are looking to take on an Apprentice Bricklayer to join their team in Saltash.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday Shifts TBC as some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will be working on site 4 days a week which will be supervised at all times. Learning all aspects of Site Bricklaying supervised by experienced and qualified employers.

The successful applicant will be working on all different types of projects.

  • You could be involved in construction of new housing developments
  • Block-laying and Block and Beaming.
  • A key part of your Construction apprenticeship is health and safety.
  • This is vital to the industry, with all employees working on-site to have passed the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)

We will include this as part of your apprenticeship. You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff, and you must follow health and safety procedures in the workplace at all times, as well as ensuring that all tools are clean and put away correctly.

When you are working with your employer, you will be improving your hand skills and working towards the practical elements of your qualification. Skills Group staff will assess your practical skills in the workplace and review your progress against your targets.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful applicant needs to be keen to succeed,
  • Ability to cope with the physical demands of the role and able to use their own initiative is essential
  • Good communications skills

Personal qualities

  • The apprentice must be reliable and motivated to work within the construction and undertake national recognised qualifications
  • You will have and able to work as part of a team and take instructions
  • As well as good time keeping as construction workers are on site early in the morning
  • Also being physically fit with stamina will be an advantage to you

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications are required for the position, but GCSE or equivalent grades A-E 9-2 is desired. However a keen interest in Bricklaying General building and willingness to succeed are essential.

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.

Things to consider

Candidates need to be located near to the Tamar Bridge/Saltash. 

About the employer

Owen Pearce is a Plymouth based Bricklaying employer who has years of experience working on a range of new build sites in the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall area. He has built his reputation on hard work, quality and outstanding experience. All protective clothing will be provided including CSCS training through Skills Group. Past Apprentices Employer has had many apprentices through Skills Group and is fully supportive with the Apprentice framework.


Owen Andrew Pearce



Long Park Road


PL12 4AG

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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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