Bricklaying Apprenticeship MR STEVEN JACK BLYTHE

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. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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.
  • Interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Measure the work area and set out level first courses of bricks to a plan, including bonds for openings and the damp course. 
  • Mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer.
  • Use of laser levels, spirit levels, optical levels and string lines to check that courses are straight, horizontally and vertically, and laid to a gauge.

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

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.

About the employer

We are a reputable and professional bricklaying firm that are looking for a hard working and reliable apprentice to work along side of us.








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Training provider



Alex Cochran

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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