Bricklayer Apprenticeship PERSIMMON HOMES LIMITED

Persimmon Homes Severn Valley are currently looking for 2-4 Bricklaying Apprentices to undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Bricklaying. All of our apprentices will work alongside qualified and experienced bricklayers to learn the trade and assist in all aspects of bricklaying on a busy construction site.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,979.20

    Currently £5.28 per hour - £205.92 per week gross pay. On 01 April 2024 increases to £6.40 per hour - £249.60 per week gross pay.

    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 Thursday 8 hours per day and Friday 7 hours, shifts to be confirmed. No weekend working required.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000233732

  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily Duties:

  • Awareness of health and safety on site and develop your awareness of the use of Personal Protective Equipment & adhering to site rules and control measures in place.
  • Clean the work area and ensure that any debris or hazardous material is cleared away.
  • Understand different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials.
  • Create various types of mortar mixes using silos or mixing tools depending on the site requirements.
  • Ensure that bricks are laid symmetrically and that cement is appropriately applied to bond them together.
  • Develop a range of trowel techniques to spread beds and perp bricks, minimising waste and increasing site cleanliness and good standards of work presentation skills.
  • Shape and trim bricks to ensure they form bonding as required to maintain optimum strength within wall construction.
  • Trained and guided to use a variety of power and hand tools such as disc cutters, trowels, lump hammers, bolsters etc.
  • Determine if bricks need to be laid vertically or horizontally with instruction from a supervisor, or site manager and referencing against the site’s specification for applicable plots.
  • Study plans for the building before starting on a bricklaying project ensuring you adhere to the requirements of the specific works you’re tasked to complete.
  • Use pointing tools to apply finishing touches.

The training you will be getting

All of our apprentices will work alongside qualified and experienced bricklayers to learn the trade and assist in all aspects of bricklaying on a busy construction site. In addition to learning the skills required to become a competent bricklayer, apprentices will also obtain the knowledge and behaviour to support them in the construction sector.

  • One day a week, attending Weston College.
  • Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2 qualification.
  • End Point Assessment.

CSCS card must be obtained prior to start – This will be available through a construction Traineeship program with Weston College where applicable.

Previous bricklaying qualifications an advantage but not required as full training and guidance from both Persimmon and Weston college will be provided.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The successful applicant will work with other apprentices in our region with a view to forming their own bricklaying gang.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Passion and Drive, Self motivated, Good timekeeping

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

About the employer

We are a leading UK housebuilder with headquarters in York, we operate from 31 regional offices throughout the UK, trading under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships. We have three off-site manufacturing facilities, which we utilise to support our operations and secure key material components: our Space4 business manufactures highly insulated timber frames, wall panels and roof cassettes; our Brickworks manufactures concrete bricks and our Tileworks manufactures concrete roof tiles. To further support our customers, we have established FibreNest, our ultra-fast, full fibre to the home broadband service, which aims to ensure our customers are connected to the internet from moving in day onwards. We aim to deliver value to all of our stakeholders, building good quality homes for our customers, providing career opportunities for our employees, supporting jobs in our supply chain, contributing towards the sustainable development of local communities, and generating returns for our shareholders.

Employer

PERSIMMON HOMES LIMITED

Address

Davidson House

106 Newfoundland Way, Portishead

Bristol

BS20 7QE

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

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

Contact

Erin Allsworth

erin.allsworth@weston.ac.uk

01934 411594

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


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