Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2 JMP Bricklaying & Building Services

JMP Bricklaying & Building Services Ltd are looking for an Apprentice Bricklayer to join their team in Saltash. Main duties will include applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant.

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Closing date: 08 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *Wages:* £211.20 per week based on 40 hours, any additional hours worked over the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum 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 to Friday, timings TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Jamie Preston works on new build properties in the Devon and Cornwall area. Main duties will include applying and sealing foundations with materials that are damp-resistant. You will be spreading and removing excess mortar, inspecting vertical and horizontal brick alignment.

Along with this, you will be applying bricks, blocks and pavers in lines or following decorative patterns or designs, clearing up work space after each day and cleaning tools.

You will be working alongside other builders so will also pick up experience in other home improvement activities that are carried out. Due to the nature of the work, a CSCS card is required to be able to get onto the building site, training on this will be given if you pass the interview stage with Skills Group.

Learning and Development:

  • Receive hands-on training from experienced bricklayers, gaining valuable guidance and support
  • Develop skills in laying bricks and blocks, understanding different techniques and patterns
  • Learn to mix and apply mortar correctly, ensuring proper adhesion and strength of the structure
  • Acquire knowledge of interpreting and following architectural plans for accurate bricklaying

Duties and Tasks:

  • Lay bricks and blocks according to design plans, maintaining accuracy and alignment
  • Prepare mortar mixes and spread them evenly to ensure solid and durable brickwork
  • Assist in constructing and repairing masonry structures, using specialised tools and equipment
  • Maintain a clean and organised work area, including cleaning tools and storing equipment properly

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship in Bricklaying consists of:

  • Level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship 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.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

With over 5 years of invaluable experience in the construction industry, Jamie Preston brings a wealth of expertise to every project. Having worked on large, bustling construction sites, Jamie has gained extensive knowledge in constructing new properties tailored to bespoke orders and designs. Alongside his team, which includes apprentices and seasoned qualified bricklayers, Jamie ensures that each project is executed with meticulous attention to detail, precision, and craftsmanship. Whether it's a residential or commercial endeavour, Jamie's dedication to delivering exceptional results is evident in every brick laid. With a passion for the trade and a commitment to client satisfaction, Jamie Preston is your trusted partner for all your construction needs.


JMP Bricklaying & Building Services




TQ11 0LL

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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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