Bricklaying Apprenticeship JAMES PATRICK O'DONNELL

A career in the construction industry is like no other. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This will be agreed with the employer prior to commencing apprenticeship.

    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- Friday- 9am-5pm- This will be agreed with the employer prior to commencing apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. 
  • They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.
  • The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations.
  • A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

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

The Apprentice will be enrolled onto a Level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship and Greenlight Training Ltd will be the Apprenticeship training provider.

The Apprentice will need to attend the Greenlight Training centre in Plymouth for 3 consecutive days per month.

Functional skills are also available for anyone that has not achieved their Maths and English grades. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We would like to work with all of our apprentices after they have completed and passed their Apprenticeship. We would look to take the Apprentice on as a sub-contractor.

When fully qualified, progression routes such as a site supervisor would be an option, possibly leading onto site management.

Another option would be to progress onto a Level 3 bricklaying apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1-9) Desired

Things to consider

This job will involve manual handling and working outside in all weather conditions.

About the employer

We are a reputable bricklaying company who are looking for a reliable and driven apprentice so that we can pass our skills and knowledge onto them. We strive for the best results in everything that we do, and we want someone that will share our passion.







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Training provider



Tilisha Farrow


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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