Position:
Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2
Employment Type:
Apprenticeship
Salary:
£3.90 per hour
Location:
Hazelgrove
Closing Date:
21/02/2020 12:00

Summary

Calico has a unique opportunity for a young person to support our award winning Shared Apprenticeship Service (Constructing the Future). Working with our partner Mulbury Homes, the successful candidate will become part of a busy but supportive team and gain various knowledge and skills to enable them to progress with their career. You will be based at a new residential building site in Hazelgrove near Stockport, Manchester where you will gain invaluable experience and job development. You will undertake a two-year training programme working towards NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations


Description

Calico has a unique opportunity for a young person to support our award winning Shared Apprenticeship Service (Constructing the Future). Working with our partner Mulbury Homes, the successful candidate will become part of a busy but supportive team and gain various knowledge and skills to enable them to progress with their career. You will be based at a new residential building site in Hazelgrove near Stockport, Manchester where you will gain invaluable experience and job development. You will undertake a two-year training programme working towards NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations 

 

As a bricklayer you’ll need a good head for heights and be happy to work outdoors. Bricklaying can also be quite physical so good fitness is important, as well as being able to work in a team. You’ll also need to be precise, accurate and able to follow instructions from architects. It’s also very important to have an awareness of how to work safely, especially when working at heights and carrying loads.

 

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
  • Laying the bricks on top of each other and applying the mortar with a trowel
  • Shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools
  • Checking that courses are straight using water or laser spirit levels and plumb lines.

 

On larger jobs, your group (gang) would work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs.

 

Apprenticeship/Programme Framework:

Apprenticeships are delivered via a mixture of onsite and college training. Typically you will spend 4 days a week working on site and 1 day a week in college.

  • NVQ level 2 Trowel Occupations (Onsite Competence Based Element)
  • Diploma in Brickwork
  • Level 2 (In College Knowledge based element)
  • Numeracy level 1 and Literacy level 1 skills

 

Programme Duration:

Normally 2 Years 

 

Minimum Qualifications required: 

There are no formal requirements although it would help to have Maths and English GCSE Grades A-C.

 

Skills / Experience required:

To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

 

Terms & Conditions:

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be paid national apprenticeship minimum wage in your first year progressing onto national minimum wage in your second year.

Expected Duration:

Your contract with Constructing the Future will last for the duration of your apprenticeship.

                                                                                                                                               

Application process

Anyone interested in becoming a CtF brickwork apprentice should send their CV or request an application form from CTF-apps@calico.org.uk. Please mark your email application with the following Reference- Hazelgrove Bricklayer.


How To Apply

Please see advert for more information.



Constructing the Future - A Calico Group Service
Constructing the Future (CtF) was established in July 2010 by Lancashire Housing Partnership, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire and CITB to develop careers in the construction sector.

Telephone: 01282 686300


Email: careers@calico.org.uk