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Level 2 Bricklaying apprenticeship WINCHMORE BRICKWORK LTD

Shadowing experienced bricklayers/supervisors to get a feel and understanding of the job role. To work alongside experienced workman on both commercial and domestic sites undertaking all aspects of brickwork.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,800.00

  • Working week

    8.5 hours per day 4 days a week. Occasionally weekend work. Usually 7.30/8 AM START at site. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069572

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice bricklayer, your work would include:

·        Shadowing experienced bricklayers/supervisors to get a feel and understanding of the job role

·        The first three months will be a probationary period in which the supervisor will assess your work and level you work at – please note we will not advise you to start laying bricks with no prior experience and until the supervisor feels you are ready

·        Measuring the work area and setting out the first rows of bricks (courses) and the damp course

·        Mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer

·        Laying the bricks on top of each other and applying the mortar with a trowel

·        Shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools

·        Checking that courses are straight using water or laser spirit levels and plumb lines.

 

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

Training Provider: BROMLEY COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

 

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?

With hard work and commitment there is scope for development on pay rates throughout the apprenticeship duration.

After successfully completing the apprenticeship you could move into Bricklaying improver roles and continue to progress with company into a range roles.

Winchmore Brickwork currently employ over 20 apprentices with rates as high as £225 p/d. We continually work with our apprentices allowing them to better their skill set and on site management skills with a view of becoming a bricklaying supervisor as an end goal.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Physical fitness, time management

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A-C / 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Weather warnings- Don’t get to go home just because its cold/raining Not an easy job – be prepared for hard work.

About the employer

Winchmore Brickwork has been building confidence, building experience and building the environment for over 30 years across all sectors, including Education, Health, Social Housing, Private Housing, Bespoke residential developments, Retail and Commercial. Our motto is ’Be Bothered’. It is not a glib one-liner it is a statement of fact. ‘Be Bothered’ in training, in Health and Safety, in workmanship in building relationships with clients, in building and we are, always. With a long standing track record of working closely with blue chip contractors across London and the South East, Winchmore Brickwork delivers not only outstanding service but a willingness to offer their complete expertise. Involvement in the design, planning and logistics enables us to advise our clients on the most efficient construction processes - saving them time and money. It is this expertise and the desire to work as partners with our clients that sets a standard for the level of service we offer and ensures the strength of our relationship with our clients. We are proud of our long standing reputation and continue to earn the trust, confidence and respect of our wide ranging clients.

Employer

WINCHMORE BRICKWORK LTD

Address

Flat 13, Rosbury House

Lytton Grove

London

SW15 2EY

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Training

Training provider

LONDON SOUTH EAST COLLEGES

Contact

Whitney Kontoh Afful

whitneykontoh.afful@lsec.ac.uk

07825417938

Apprenticeship standard

Bricklayer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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