Bricklaying Apprentice

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Owen Pearce Bricklaying

Company location:
Saltash, Cornwall

Salary per week:

7.30am start Monday to Friday. The day will finish no later than 5pm. (40 hours per week)


The successful candidate will need to be physically fit and have plenty of stamina for this demanding role, which will involve working indoors and outdoors. You will be required to carry out duties such as laying bricks, paving stones & blocks correctly, checking alignments throughout each stage. You will be shown how to prepare and spread mortar, using the correct ratio mixes.

You will learn how to use all the specialist hand tools, machinery and power tools associated with this role. You will need to show attention to detail when cutting and aligning brickwork and slabs. You will be shown how to use all the power tools and specialised cutting equipment safely and correctly by a qualified member their team.

Throughout your training you will be supervised by a fully qualified member of the team, who will also make you aware of Health and Safety procedures in the work place, as well as ensuring that you clean and put away all specialised tools and equipment used throughout the day correctly. This is a very exciting, varied and demanding role for the right candidate to progress in this chosen trade.


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 will need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy outdoor physical work to succeed, so stamina is vital for this role as it is quite demanding.

You need to have good hand eye coordination skills and show a focused approach to the job in hand, with an eye for detail and quality finish.

Excellent time keeping and attendance are also desirable, with good communication skills to work well within a team.

You must be honest, reliable and hardworking with a natural desire to work in an ever-expanding industry.

The successful candidate must be able to manage their time effectively ensuring they turn up to work each day on time as there are early starts within the bricklaying industry.


There is scope within this business to progress onto a further qualification if suitable on completion of the level 2 apprenticeship.

Future opportunities are endless in this industry. Whether you are considering Site Management, Quantity Surveying or becoming a Tutor at a College within the trade you learn, all options are possible if you are dedicated and keen to excel in this industry.

Other info:

You must be prepared to work in all weathers.

In order to start working for Owen Pearce Bricklaying it is a requirement to hold a CSCS card. 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.

The CSCS card is not a requirement to apply for the apprenticeship, as a member of the City College Plymouth apprenticeships team can guide you on how to obtain this at initial assessments stage.