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Bricklayer Apprenticeship

The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three million people and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Not only that, the construction industry is central to delivering the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure our society demands. A career in the construction industry is like no other. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

By completing an on line application for this apprenticeship, you will be invited to attend an interview at college to determine your suitability for the apprenticeship programme and should you be successful at this stage, will be offered a place on one of our full time programmes.
Following the satisfactory completion of the full time programme mandatory Health and Safety units you will be transferred onto our apprenticeship referral programme, where our Business Development Team will support you in securing an apprenticeship with one of our employers.

Please note: This is not a job interview. Our employers recruit apprentices from within our full time construction programmes only.

Course Info

Subject Area
Apprenticeships
Course Type
Apprenticeships
Location
Erdington Skills Centre

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria however, for entry onto this apprenticeship, applicants must have GCSE’s in English and maths at grade D/3 and above.

Delivery and Assessment

The duration of an apprenticeship will vary depending on the needs of the employer but you will be required to complete qualifications during the period usually with set study days. As part of the apprenticeship, there will be a number of specific skills that your employer or college tutor will monitor and observe to prove that you reached a certain level of understanding.

Progression

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. On completion of this standard, apprentices may progress onto Level 3 qualifications or secure employment within the sector as a Site Manger/Foreman.

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayers
  • Foremen
  • Site Agents