Simpson and Hill Construction Ltd are looking for an apprentice bricklayer to provide support to their team. You will provide assistance to one or more skilled bricklayers. This role will involve general work assisting the bricklayer including site preparation and clearance, maintaining general site tidiness and assisting as told by the bricklayer.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary is negotiable and will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

    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

    The usual hours will be from 7.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 3.30pm Fridays. Weekend work is available periodically.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Performing tasks as directed by the Line Manager including assisting in bricklaying work to create and maintain structures, walls, chimneys, foundations etc. using various types of blocks, bricks, tiles, boards, and stone. 

Main tasks and responsibilities day-to-day include: 

  • Laying Bricks and or Blocks
  • Measuring, marking up, cutting, fitting, and finishing Brickwork and Blockwork
  • Using a range of hand and power tools depending on age
  • Fastening bricks with wire clamps or cement
  • Working accurately with detailed plans and specifications
  • Erecting brickwork structures such as face walls, internal walls and retaining walls
  • Repairing, maintaining, and finishing brickwork utilising substances such as brick acid
  • Calculating angles and determining the vertical and horizontal alignment of courses
  • Carry out work outdoors in reasonable adverse weather and at height safely
  • Using equipment and tools effectively to perform construction tasks
  • Support team members to carry out and complete jobs within timescales
  • Concreting foundations / general concreting jobs
  • Installation and repair of drainage works
  • Small landscaping including laying kerbs, flags, and block paving
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Accurate submission of time sheets

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Bricklayer at Redcar and Cleveland College
  • Functional Skills maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Able to follow instructions, Respectful, Time management, Hardworking, Willing to work in all weather, Health and Safety awareness, Can do attitude, Punctual & reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
Other Driving licence (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Your job will include travelling to sites within a 25-mile radius of the office. You will need to either have your own transport or be able to get there.

About the employer

Simpson and Hill Construction Ltd is a family-owned building and joinery firm with more than 40 year’s experience. Our office and yard are based in Seamer near Stokesley and we employ highly skilled craftsmen. We pride ourselves on providing excellent work and service to all our customers. We carry out a wide variety of work on both domestic and commercial properties ranging from the construction of bespoke homes to all sizes of extensions. Internally we are specialists in internal structural work as well as fitting kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and staircases. We have vast experience working with old and listed buildings including churches both internally and externally and only use the highest quality materials for all our work, where possible sourced locally.








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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


Anna Harper

07436 795883

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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