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Bricklaying apprentice DBR (LONDON) LTD

Apprentices would be expected to work alongside DBR and subcontract bricklayers undertake all manner of conservation brickwork on the Crystal Palace project

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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 Shifts to be confirmed Work pattern to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices would be expected to work alongside DBR and subcontract bricklayers undertake all manner of conservation brickwork on the Crystal Palace project; this will include learning the following techniques:

  • The safe deconstruction of historic masonry, the construction of formwork, cleaning beds, setting out and preparation prior to rebuild as well as the construction of footings, piers, arches and facework.
  • The safe production, use and the after care of, historic lime mortars.
  • How to rake out, prepare and repoint brickwork in a variety of styles.
  • The use of traditional bricks rather than new build construction materials, the challenges this presents and how these can be overcome.
  • Apprentices will be expected to undertake all manner of site work, not just be limited to brickwork elements.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


On programme Training:

o   Level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard

o   Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English

o   Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

o   Knowledge Test

o   Skills Test

o   Oral Questioning – underpinned by portfolio

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

DBR will also offer job opportunity upon the completion of NVQ. Employees will also be given the opportunity to learn other masonry skills that would not simply be limited to brickwork. DBR have 80 directly employed masonry specialists working alongside bricklayers”.

DBR would need to run through the terms of employment and our obligations prior to appointment, please can this be discussed with course leaders.

Apprentice will be required to undertake a DBS check.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Bricklaying (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

DBR are a Historic Building Restoration Contractor specialising in all manner of masonry repair on hi-status and listed buildings. Including Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Royal Albert Hall to name of few. DBR would welcome the opportunity to progress young persons into the trade and support them through college schemes Our strength comes from combining modern construction philosophy with traditional skills. We are the leading conservation specialists in London and the South East of England. For the past 30 years, DBR has successfully brought together experienced management, technicians and craftspeople to conserve our country’s built heritage.




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Training provider



Whitney Kontoh Afful


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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