Apprentice Bricklayer - Barratt and David Wilson Homes BDW TRADING LIMITED

You will work with experienced trade specialists towards gaining a level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship qualification with a highly reputable national construction company. Your training will be on site and in block weeks at college. This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,700.00

    £12,700 - £20,600 a year As part of working for us we offer: Competitive salary (BATJIC rates) Tool kit 23 days holiday Choice of Flexible Benefits (subject to eligibility) Private Medical Cover Enhanced Family Friendly Policies B&CE Pension Scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am and 5.00pm (details to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227956

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You’ll learn both on the job and during intensive residential training weeks at college. All accommodation, travel and subsistence is paid for during the block weeks and you’ll start off with three weeks in college, returning home each weekend. This will prepare you to fully contribute as soon as you get on site.

You will then return to college approximately every 20 weeks, for a two-week block of intensive training. 

During your apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete the Barratt Training Manual along with your site and college work within agreed time limits and standards. You will need to be consistent at gathering quality work-based evidence, work with your colleagues to learn and develop your trade skills and communicate politely with lecturers, customers and colleagues.

On a typical day you will be required to:

  • Safely use and maintain hand tools
  • Safely use and maintain portable power tools
  • Safely use and maintain other equipment

The training you will be getting

Bricklayer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge skills and behaviours required to work as a Bricklayer and will include the following:

  • Health and safety to include Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations, use of PPE etc.
  • Understand the principles of high quality customer service and communication to enable you to gain and keep a valued reputation in industry with clients, colleagues and industry representatives such as suppliers and manufacturers
  • Understand the different types of construction methods, insulation considerations, sustainability, fire, moisture and air protection, damp proof courses and the use of brick ties
  • Set out and build brick and block work, including cavity walling with returns and openings to required specifications and tolerances
  • Construct a brick wall with a raking cut
  • Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials (e.g. trowel, levels, brick ties, DPC, insulation, mixers, lintels etc) for use when setting out and erecting masonry walling
  • Maintain a clean working environment
  • Work in a team to achieve personal and team goals including considering the wider build team
  • You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship
  • Attendance at SMB Stephenson College on a block release basis
  • Functional Skills may be required, as above 4/C are desirable, not essential

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level
  • Apprentices will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option
  • Candidates may also progress on to higher-level qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Any other (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder fourteen years in a row, no other housebuilder comes even close to matching that record. This is because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building.

Employer

BDW TRADING LIMITED

Address

The Poppies

London Road

Aylesford

ME16 0ZP

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Training

Training provider

THE SMB GROUP

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

Bricklayer

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


Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply using the link to the Barratt website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024