Bricklaying Apprentice MJ Melia Brickwork

We are looking to recruit a bricklaying apprentice to carry out work on new builds/residential properties. You will be laying bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures.

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Closing date: 24 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 / 7am - 4pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking to recruit a bricklaying apprentice, you will predominantly carry out work within residential and commercial properties. Laying bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures.

Applicants must be reliable, hardworking and able to work well on your own or as part of a team

You must -

  • Be committed to work, study and gain experience within the trade.
  • Work alongside fully qualified and experienced multi-skilled staff
  • Maintain tools and equipment to the required levels and in accordance with health & safety standards.
  • Maintain stock of building materials and help with restocking when needed
  • Ability to follow clear instructions and follow health & safety practices put in place

The training you will be getting

  • Bricklaying apprenticeship standard Level 2 
  • Off the job training will take place one day a week at Oldham College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to full-time employment as a fully qualified bricklayer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grades 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential

Things to consider

Early starts Working in a variety of weather conditions

About the employer

MJ Melia Brickwork offer a variety of building services all carried out by trained, skilled and experienced building professionals. We primarily work on new build housing estates for large contractors.


MJ Melia Brickwork






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Training provider


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


Lynne O'Grady

0161 785 4287

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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