Bricklayers build and repair solid and cavity walls, block work, chimney stacks, and decorative stonework like archways. You might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. As a bricklayer the projects you work on can range from a house extension to a large commercial development. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you. As a bricklayer, your work would include: · Measuring the work area and setting out the first rows of bricks (courses) and the damp course · Mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer · Shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools · Checking that courses are straight using water or laser spirit levels and plumb lines. To become a qualified bricklayer you will need to have: · Good practical skills · The ability to read plans · The ability to work in a well organised and accurate way · An awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads · The ability to work as part of a team and with other tradespeople · A good level of fitness. Salary range: £8000 - £30,000+ Average hours per week: 40
This apprenticeship programme is for one day per week in college over 2 years.
Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required.
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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Brickwork (FOD)
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