Apprentice Bricklayer


Plympton, PL7 5BG

Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 10 June 2024


TC Brickwork SW Ltd are looking to take on an Apprentice Bricklayer to work on construction projects in and around Plymouth. The apprentice will receive full training and support throughout their apprenticeship and be supervised at all times on the construction site.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Bricklayer (level 2)
Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week. Exact shift times to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 15 September


2 Years 3 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 2 Bricklayer Standard qualification
  • 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.

Where you’ll work

Skills Group

Western Wood Way




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Bricklayer (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Comply with health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and guidance. Segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Comply with industry regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Read and interpret information from drawings and specifications.
  • Estimate and select required resources: For example, the quantity of bricks and blocks, mortar, wall ties and insulation.
  • Prepare and maintain a safe working area.
  • Select and use hand tools.
  • Maintain and store hand tools.
  • Set out brick and block cavity wall to given tolerances, including an opening.
  • Construct a stretcher bond brick and block cavity wall with return and opening to given tolerances, including installing a lintel with soldiers, brick and edge sill, closure around opening, insulation, fire stopping, cavity tray, damp proof course (DPC) and weep holes.
  • Apply joint finishes: For example, half round, flush, weather struck and recessed.
  • Set out and construct a simple brick solid wall with capping.
  • Gauge and hand mix mortar to ratio.
  • Measure and cut bricks and blocks using hand tools, to given tolerances.
  • Carry out a simple repair: For example, replacing damaged bricks.
  • Protect materials and finished work.
  • Verbally communicate with others, applying construction terminology.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion guidance.
  • Applies team working principles to their own and the wider build team.
  • Identifies well-being support available to self and others.
  • Construct a brick wall with raking cut. For example, gable end wall or garden wall with raking cut.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Grade G/1-GradeA*/9)
    • Maths (grade Grade G/1-GradeA*/9)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness
    • Able to follow instructions

    Other requirements

    This Apprenticeship will include heavy lifting, working from heights and working outdoors. Applicants must be physically fit and able to adapt to different environments.

    About this company

    TC Brickwork SW Ltd is an experienced and reputable bricklaying company with 13 years experience. They are currently working on sites in Plymouth, Callington, Truro and Moretonhampstead. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • All Apprentices are able to apply for a permanent position, on completion of their Apprenticeship, if a vacancy becomes available.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Skills Group


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000229631.

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    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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