Bricklaying Apprentice



Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 June 2024


This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and hardworking individual to join the team as a Bricklaying Apprentice. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to build a career within the construction industry. You will learn trowel work in bricklaying, blocklaying and stone masonry as well as other duties.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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

Training course
Bricklayer (level 2)
Monday to Friday 08:00am to 04:00pm Daily breaks at 10:00am and 01:00pm for 30 minutes each

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 10 September


2 Years

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

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will receive on and off-the-job training and support from an assessor and an Apprenticeship advisor
  • You will be required to attend Cornwall College St Austell on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training

Where you’ll work




PL14 5HP


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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade D/3)
    • Maths (grade D/3)

    Desirable qualifications

    Other in:

    • CSCS Card (grade Pass)

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


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    A CSCS card is required for this role due to onsite work. A driving licence would be an advantage due to working between different sites. A lift to work will be provided if the apprentice lives in the area or can get close.

    About this company

    D B Brickwork are an experienced bricklayer and stonemason that subcontract to developers in and around Cornwall. Building consists mainly of superstructures but also offer other works including underbuilds, retaining elements and garden wall and finishing. D B Brickwork work to a high standard providing a top finish in their works. D B Brickwork work mainly in Cornwall, but offer work in Devon at times. Commute is never more than 40 minutes to an hour.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will may be an opportunity for a permanent position with the company

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:



    01209 616246

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260967.

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    Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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