With an increasing demand for more housing, and a shortage of bricklayers, Brickwork is THE trade to get into; there's always opportunities for steady work, and an Apprenticeship will give you the real skills and real experience that employers are looking for, all whilst earning a wage!
To continually develop the quality of our Brickwork Apprenticeship, we've introduced new Apprenticeship standards, developed by employer groups called ‘Trailblazers’. Employers such as Barrett Homes, Redrow and Hall Construction know what they want from their employees so they're best placed to describe what skills, knowledge and behaviours you'll need for your career in Brickwork. This means our Apprenticeship will give you all the right skills you need to secure permanent employment or progress to further or higher education.
When you’re in College, you’ll learn in our modern Construction Block, using industry-standard tools and materials, overlooked by industry-experienced tutors; plus you'll have personal one-to-one support from your own dedicated Work Based Tutor, who'll visit you on site.
So, what does being a Bricklayer involve? Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures such as chimney stacks. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on is pretty varied; one day you could work on a large commercial development, the next, build an extension, meaning no day is ever the same!
Once qualified, you can expect to earn between £20,000 to £40,000 per year and with experience, you could specialise in heritage work or stonemasonry. You could even set up your own business or become a construction site supervisor.