Bricklaying Apprentice Stephen Matthews
SM Bricklaying is looking for 2 Bricklaying Apprentices to join his team in Plymouth. You will work towards a Level 2 Bricklayer apprenticeship standard.
Closing date: 27 Oct 2021
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
01 Nov 2021
15 Dec 2020
Level 2 (GCSE)
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Stephen works on large construction sites 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 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
The potential candidates will be hardworking and efficient, and they will be able to cope with the physical demands of the role. Being able to use their own initiative is essential.
Potential candidates will need to be friendly, motivated and enthusiastic about bricklaying. They will need to be reliable and trustworthy.
GCSEs at grades E/2 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.
Upon 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
SM Bricklaying owner, Stephen Matthews is a self-employed bricklayer who has predominantly worked on large Construction sites across the South West. Stephen completed his apprenticeship in Bricklaying over 10 years ago and through hard work and determination is now taking on new staff members to grow his business.
Stephen has had a few apprentices in the past, he is very keen and committed to invest in an apprentice to help them progress in their chosen career, to be fully qualified at the end of the apprenticeship programme.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd
Skills Group 01752 332442
Level 2 Bricklayer apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
- 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.
Level 2 (GCSE)
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