Apprentice Stonemason A D CALVERT ARCHITECTURAL STONE SUPPLIES LTD

We would like to make you aware of an exciting opportunity to join us as an apprentice stonemason in September 2024. As a long-established and experienced stonemasonry business, we are proud to be able to support others excel in the field. This is an excellent entry point for any one interested in stonemasonry.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    Starting pay rate will be the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage; we will consider a higher rate as the apprenticeship progresses.

    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 8am to 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225791

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience at our stone yard where you will work alongside our supportive, experienced, and highly skilled team of stonemasons - a brilliant combination for reaching your full potential.

During your time with us, you will develop your skills in the craft of stone carving, this will include:

  • The art of hand carving stone.
  • Machine carving techniques that use the latest technology and machinery.
  • Practical skills of stone carving, with design, creativity, and technology.

Stonemasonry is used worldwide in construction, restoration, and the creation of sculpture. One of the oldest crafts known to us, it is an exciting and unique career. 

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Stonemason. We deliver two routes – Banker Mason and Heritage Mason and will include the following:

  • Health and safety to include Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations, use of PPE etc.
  • Select, use and maintain tools, components and equipment appropriate to the task being carried out.
  • Interpret the appropriate work plan for the job, taking into account factors such as building age, listed status, accessibility, quality of surrounding structures, other trades in the work area, customers and related legislation and regulations.
  • Identify and confirm masonry requirements against surveys, job sheets, specifications and drawings/CAD, and in accordance with Building Regulations.
  • Locate, handle, store, load, transport and position materials and tools safely, minimising damage ready for installation and where applicable, in accordance with health and safety regulations.
  • Produce or repair standard architectural enrichments, prepare backgrounds to receive masonry and to set out basic masonry on buildings/structures.

Banker Mason will:

  • Make moulds and templates in order to produce standard and bespoke stonemasonry components as required and conserve or restore stonemasonry, brickwork or earthen structures.

Heritage Mason will:

  • Prepare backgrounds to receive stone cladding and set out basic external stonemasonry on heritage buildings/structures and conserve or restore existing stonemasonry, brickwork or earthen structures on Heritage Structures using appropriate heritage techniques and following conservation ethics and procedures.

The training you will be getting

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship.

You will attend York College on block release for 2 weeks per term approximately and work for the employer for the rest of the time. If required Functional Skills are delivered as a separate block release.

The qualification achieved will be Stonemason Apprenticeship level 2, including Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship we would offer on-going full time employement and a Personal Development Plan.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Motivated, Flexibility, Reliability

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent one other subject (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

• All personal protective workwear and company uniform is provided. • The company is located within Wensleydale where public transport is limited so you must ensure you can travel to the workplace. • After you submit your application, please look out for an email from apprenticeships@yorkcollege.ac.uk Check your spam folder, too. You must reply, otherwise your application will be rejected.

About the employer

A D Calvert Stone Supplies Limited is a privately owned stonemasonry company located in the heart of Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. We are recognised as one of the leading providers of Yorkshire Stone to the construction industry. We have a variety of specialist teams working together manufacturing award-winning quality stone products. We have a purpose-built specialist masonry unit, granite and saw sheds and a welfare unit for our current workforce of 36, alongside a well-established occupational health surveillance and training programme.

Employer

A D CALVERT ARCHITECTURAL STONE SUPPLIES LTD

Address

THE STONE YARD

WENSLEY ROAD

LEYBURN

DL8 5ED

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Training

Training provider

YORK COLLEGE

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

apprenticeships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Stonemason

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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