Bricklaying Apprentice

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Allun Clarke

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The successful individual would be working on a wide range of new build sites in Devon & Cornwall. At present, this employer is working on the Permisson Homes site based in Liskeard, linked below. Here you can see the types of houses this business are working on and intend to be on this site for the year.

The selected apprentice will be supervised at all times working closely with the employer to learn all aspects of bricklaying. Attendance at City College Plymouth will also be required one day a week for the knowledge aspect of the apprenticeship.

In order to start working for Allun Clarke it is a requirement to hold a CSCS card. The CSCS card is not a requirement to apply for the apprenticeship, and this exam can be supported by City College Plymouth.

A CSCS card provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

Although it is not a requirement to have your own transport, please consider where this apprenticeship vacancy is based to ensure it is a realistic place of work for you to get to.

Working duties will include safe working practices, labouring, setting out work areas, understanding and interpreting information, preparing mortar by hand, using specific tools required for tasks, measuring materials and cutting, keeping all work areas clean and tidy and manual lifting.

As you gain more experience in your time with this employer you will be given more responsibility that reflects your goals as a qualified bricklayer.


All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship may consist of the following components; NVQ Diploma, Technical Cert, Functional Skills Maths and English, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. All components will be agreed upon before the start of the apprenticeship.

Qualities and skills:

The successful candidate must be honest, reliable and be able to work as part of a team.

You will need to be able to understand instructions quickly and precisely and work to deadlines on all tasks.

You must have good hand eye co-ordination, be physically fit and a basic level of knowledge in maths.

There are times you will be required to read a tape measure and as you become more experienced, read building plans which requires a certain level of understanding of mathematics.


On completion of the Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced  Apprenticeship.

Allun Clarke and his wider team are extremely supportive of the training within your construction career and are happy to support the higher level upon completion.

Other info:

This apprenticeship is to start in September 2019, unless already on a full time course and wanting to transfer.

You must be willing and able to work outdoors in all weathers suitable to this industry.