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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.

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Closing date: 27 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

    Monday - Friday, specific shifts will be discussed during the interview process.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001672612

  • Positions

    2 available

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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

Desired skills

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.

Personal qualities

Potential candidates will need to be friendly, motivated and enthusiastic about bricklaying. They will need to be reliable and trustworthy.

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades E/2 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

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.

Past Apprentices:

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.

Employer

Stephen Matthews

Address

58

St. Maurice Road

Plymouth

PL7 1NT

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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

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.

Apprenticeship standard

Bricklayer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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