Bricklaying Apprentice Mathew Knight

MWL Bricklayers are looking to take on a bricklaying apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    You will be working Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm. (The employer will look to pick up around 7am, driving time is not paid)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The candidate will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to successfully complete your programme and gain recognised qualification.

The right candidate will need to be physically fit and have plenty of stamina for this demanding role. You will be involved in a variety of tasks, where you will learn how to measure up, lay bricks correctly, mix cement and work out which materials are used for each job. In addition, there will also be some general labouring work involved in the role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will have excellent time management skills. You will have great listening skills, the ability to follow instructions and good hand skills.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will be reliable. driven and friendly. You will have great social skills and the ability to multi-task.

Qualifications required

The successful candidate does not need to have GCSE A-C grades in English and Maths as Functional Skills will be provided if necessary.

Future prospects

The employer would be interested in a successful candidate going on to level 3 qualification in trowel occupations after completing the level 2. This would be discussed towards the end of level 2 trowel if the candidate shows willing and an eagerness to learn throughout the first qualification.

About the employer

MWL Bricklayers is ran by 2 employers who would be working on a 1-2-1 basis with the apprentice and showing them all aspects of bricklaying. The employer's have been working in the bricklaying industry for a combined total of 25 years and would like to now share their knowledge of the trade to an apprentice.


Mathew Knight


50 Charles Darwin Road



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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding


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 certified Health and Safety Certificates, 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 framework

Construction Building

Training provider

Skills Group

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017