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Bricklaying Apprentice Daryl Searle

Daryl Searle Bricklaying is based in Plymouth and looking to take on an apprentice bricklayer to join his construction team.

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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 to Friday, hours may vary depending on site location.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    12 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001710973

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Carry out tasks such as mixing cement
  • Assisting with general duties
  • Cleaning up the site and tools
  • You will be working on a range of construction sites using stonework, blocks and bricks

You must comply with the health and safety regulations and work alongside other builders so will also have the opportunity to pick up skills and expertise in other home improvement activities.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The right candidate must take pride in their work and show attention to detail. You must have excellent communication skills to work well within a team and use your initiative when working alone. Good time keeping and attendance are also desirable.

You must be able to work well within a team and by yourself, and have a good level of fitness, as this role can be demanding at times. Good hand eye coordination and attention to detail would also be an advantage to the right candidate.

Personal qualities

The successful apprentice will need to be keen to succeed, reliable, hardworking and have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role.

You will need to be focused and committed to take on this exciting position. Hard working, attention to detail and take pride in your work are all also essential.

Desired qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A*-E (9-4) in Maths and English, or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

After having completed the level 2 apprenticeship in bricklaying, you will have the opportunity to remain with the employer, or progress on to being self-employed and own your own small business.

Things to consider

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.


About the employer

Daryl Searle Bricklaying is based in Plymouth, and works with a small team on a range of housing and construction projects throughout the South West.

Employer

Daryl Searle

Address

146a

Victoria Road

Plymouth

PL5 1QY

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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 enquiries@skillsgroupuk.com

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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