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Bricklaying Apprentice Nigel Davies

Nigel Davies is looking for a Bricklaying Apprentice to join his team in Plymouth. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    40 hours per week Monday to Friday, timings TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001640153

  • Positions

    1 available

Nigel 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
  • 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

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork skills

Personal qualities

  • Potential candidates will need to be friendly, motivated and enthusiastic about bricklaying
  • They will need to be reliable and trustworthy
  • The potential candidate will be hardworking and efficient, they will be able to cope with the physical demands of the role
  • Being able to use their own initiative is essential

Desired qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE's grades 2/E or above 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

Nigel Davies has been working within the Bricklaying industry for a number of years now. He works in the Plymouth area, working on new build sites and domestic sites. He is looking to expand his workforce by taking on a Level 2 Bricklaying Apprentice.

Employer

Nigel Davies

Address

66

Dockray Close

Plymouth

PL6 8XD

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Training

Training provider

Skills Group

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

Contact

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

Bricklayer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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