Bricklaying Apprentice RAY HANNAFORD AND SON LTD

This apprenticeship is an exciting, diverse, and challenging path for individuals looking to excel in the bricklaying trade. You will have the chance to hone your skills, learn from industry experts, and contribute to meaningful construction projects.

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Closing date: 07 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *Wages:* £211.20 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

    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

    *Working Hours:* The working hours will be Monday to Friday, timings TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

- Bricklaying: Learn how to accurately lay bricks, paving stones, and blocks, ensuring proper alignment and precision at every stage.
- Mortar Mastery: Understand the art of preparing and spreading mortar, using precise ratios for different applications.
- Tool Proficiency: Become proficient in using a variety of specialist hand tools, machinery, and power tools essential to bricklaying.
- Detail-Oriented: Pay close attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs to achieve flawless results.
- Safety First: Learn and practice strict safety protocols and procedures in the workplace to ensure a secure environment for yourself and your team.
- Equipment Care: Properly clean, maintain, and store all specialised tools and equipment used throughout the workday.

The training you will be getting

*The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying consists of:*

* Level 2 Bricklayer Standard
* Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full-time post may be offered to the right candidate, in addition to this progression onto a level 3 bricklaying apprenticeship is another possible route to take. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

Working outdoors and lifting heavy objects will be a daily occurrence.

About the employer

Ray Hannaford and son Bricklaying a renowned construction company specialising in bricklaying and masonry work. We are committed to nurturing the next generation of skilled craftspeople in the field of bricklaying. If you have a passion for working with your hands, a strong work ethic, and the desire to master the art of bricklaying, then this apprenticeship opportunity is perfect for you.







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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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