A A Bolton are offering 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, block laying and stone masonry as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will increase to minimum wage for age after 12 months.

    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 8.00am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties to include:

  • Mixing mortar
  • Labouring duties including preparation of the work site, setting out the work and selection of materials/tools appropriate to the job.
  • Learning to use the tools and equipment to construct walls with brick and block to industry standard
  • Laying stone, brick and block
  • Carrying out continuous professional development to maintain knowledge of current and future developments affecting the role.
  • Working as part of a team to complete work on schedule

The training you will be getting

  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate, on completion of the apprenticeship will have the opportunity to continue working for A A Bolton on a self-employed basis. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Lower GCSE grades will be considered for the right applicant. You will be required to study and retake the subject during block weeks. Own transport preferred. but there is the potential for lifts for the right candidate living locally to Sticker.

About the employer

A A Bolton is a small company specialising in brickwork, blockwork and stonework. Building work consists of residential new builds and extensions throughout mid Cornwall. Jobs will range from large sites to small private jobs.


A A Bolton


Fore Street


St Austell

PL26 7HB

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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



01209 617826

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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