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ZED Construction is looking to take on an Apprentice Bricklayer to join their team in Plymouth.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    The working hours will be Monday to Friday, specific timings to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    26 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The right candidate will need to be physically fit for and have plenty of stamina for this demanding role, which will involve working indoors and outdoors.

You will be required to carry out duties such as:

  • Laying bricks, paving stones and blocks correctly
  • Checking alignments throughout each stage
  • Preparing and spreading mortar, using the correct ratio mixes

You will also learn how to use all the specialist hand tools, machinery and power tools associated with this role. You will need to show attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs. You will be shown how to use all the power tools and specialised cutting equipment safely and correctly by a qualified member their team.

Throughout your training you will be supervised by a fully qualified member of the team, who will also make you aware of Health and Safety procedure in the work place, as well as ensuring that you clean and put away all specialised tools and equipment used throughout the day correctly. This is a very exciting, varied and demanding role for the right candidate to progress in this chosen trade.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate will need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy outdoor physical work to succeed, so stamina is vital for this role as it is quite demanding
  • You need to have good coordination skills and show a focused approach to the job in hand, with an eye for detail and quality finish
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance are also desirable, with good communication skills to work well within a team

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will need to be physically fit and show a keen interest to progress for this demanding role
  • You must be confident when working at heights, as this role will involve working on top of secured scaffolding and platform towers
  • You will need to show the enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop your skills, with the aim to secure full-time employment and be fully qualified at the end of your apprenticeship programme.

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, you will have an opportunity to pursue your career with an higher level qualification or start your own business as a self-employed bricklayer.

About the employer

ZED Construction is a Plymouth based sub-contracting company who have built their reputation on quality, trust and outstanding expertise. They have a vast quantity of work scheduled for the next few years and is looking to expand their team with a new bricklaying apprentice.





Dundonald Street



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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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