Bricklaying Apprentice with Persimmon Homes

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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a high profile successful company and start your career with excellent grounding to progress further as you become more experienced. Persimmon Homes Ltd are seeking 2 Apprentice Bricklayers to work at their site in Falmouth. Persimmon Homes are currently looking for individuals to undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Bricklaying. All of our apprentices will work alongside qualified and experienced bricklayers to learn the trade and assist in all aspects of bricklaying on a busy construction site. Some of the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you will learn during your apprenticeship will include:
  • Preparation of materials:
    • Determine quality and quantities of building material including mix ratios of mortar and concrete. Areas and volumes of materials and resources.
  • Safe working:
    • Adhere to relevant health and safety legislation, codes of practice and apply safe working practices, including when working at heights. Safe use of 'disc cutters' and power cutters.
  • Working area:
    • Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials (e.g. trowel, levels, brick ties, DPC, insulation, mixters, lintels etc) for use when setting out and erecting masonry walling. Maintain a clean working environment.
  • Masonry structures:
    • Interpret drawings and specifications. Measure the work area and set out level first courses of bricks to a plan, including bonds for openings and the damp course. Mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer. Lay bricks to set dimensions and apply mortar with a trowel to completion. Shape and trim bricks/blocks using hammers, chisels and power tools. Use of laser levels, spirit levels, optical levels and string lines to check that courses are straight, horizontally and vertically and laid to a gauge. Ensure thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation are maintained. Remove waste materials. Repair and renew masonry structures.
  • Radial and battered brickwork:
    • Set out and build brickwork, including simple arches and surrounding brickwork.
  • Feature and reinforced brickwork:
    • Set out and build brickwork, including common decorative features such as oversailing courses and simple corbels.
  • Other brickwork:
    • Block laying. Cavity walling to include openings, brick inspection chambers, joint finishes, set out a square, set out to a gauge rod and/or profiles.
  • Building technology:
    • Select materials and resources to be able to set out and lay concrete, drainage and other substructure materials.
We are looking for candidates that will work safely and responsibly at all times, with a positive and enthusiastic approach to work and training. Successful candidates will be always be punctual and excellent attendance is expected at both work and college. This role will include 1 day a week at college and 4 days a week on a busy construction site. During college holidays, you will be working on site 5 days a week.


Closing Date
Persimmon Homes
Falmouth TR11 4PB, UK
Entry Requirements
GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and maths or equivalent.