Bricklaying Apprenticeship MH BUILDING SERVICE LTD

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.

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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

    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?

  • 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.
  • Lay bricks to set dimensions and apply mortar with a trowel to completion. 
  • Repair and renew masonry structures.

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.

About the employer

From traditional conservatories to contemporary garden studios, from complete house remodelling and extensions to new builds, from bespoke staircases and floors to fitted kitchens, MH Building are proud to be able to deliver high quality workmanship and well managed projects. Having grown from a business specialising in high quality carpentry and joinery, MH Building was formed in response to clients seeking a similar approach and high level of quality on building projects. With projects often being complex and involving numerous trades, MH Buliding offer a complete solution, incorporating not only skilled craftsmen but architect, structural engineer, design, planning authorities and building control in one package. With the pace of everyday life becoming evermore hectic, clients welcome the opportunity of having one point of contact from start to finish on their projects.







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Training provider



Alex Cochran

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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