Trowel Apprentice Jamie Hicks

This is a fantastic opportunity to earn as you learn and become a fully qualified bricklaying apprentice. The apprentice will experience working across Cornwall and Devon and work alongside a young vibrant team.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 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


    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Jamie is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join his team and become a trowel apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn as you learn! The successful candidate will work alongside the experts and develop their skills which will aid them within the construction industry.

Daily duties will include:

  • Using a mix of local stone work and block work
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Mixing mortar
  • Laying bricks
  • Repair, maintain and alters buildings, retaining walls and other brick or stone edifices
  • Operating equipment
  • Concreting
  • Plastering

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The employer is looking for someone who is quick to learn and hard working.They must be a good team player and have excellent time keeping skills. 

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • use of own initiative
  • physical strength
  • can work well in a team
  • good problem solver
  • proactive attitude
  • well organised
  • good sense of humour
  • punctuality
  • ability to work at height
  • diligence

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English at grade D+ or equivalent is desired but not essential.

Future prospects

There will opportunity for the successful candidate to progress on to the level 3 in trowel occupations. 

Things to consider

You must ensure you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to and from work and attend college.

About the employer

Jamie and his team have been in business for 8 years and work mainly in the Devon area working on new builds. The team are young and enthusiastic and offer a wealth of knowledge.


Jamie Hicks


8 Hawthorns


PL12 4BB

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Training provider

You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend college one day a week or on a block release basis.  

You will work towards achieving a level 2 apprenticeship in trowel occupations including work based and knowledge components, an employee rights and responsibilities qualification, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and if required Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


Ali Boulter 0845 6099 599

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017