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Greenlight Training Ltd
£158.40 - £240.00 a week - Permanent, Full-time, Apprenticeship

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  • £158.40 - £240.00 a week

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Apprenticeship

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday



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  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Full job description


The Job

We are currently recruiting for A Bricklayer apprentice's, located in Plymouth, Devon. On successful application you will be put forward to the employer for an interview. The apprenticeship is open to all ages.

Apprentices will be working in all aspects of Bricklaying. Some examples are:

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.

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.

Although this is a Bricklaying apprentice role, there may at times be some other aspects of construction involved in, which they shall be supervised and trained. When the apprentices are working, they will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff and will be shown all the correct procedures including health and safety in the workplace. Along with ensuring that their work area is clean and safe, and that all the tools are cleaned and put away correctly at the end of each day.

Person Specification

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to undertake a trade apprenticeship in Bricklaying and ultimately gain an apprenticeship in the trade. The prospective candidate needs to be enthusiastic, punctual, able to take instructions, and reliable. They must be able to cope with the physical side of the role enough to engage in manual labour. They need to have both communication and organisation skills whilst being able to work as part of a team or on their own.

The Apprenticeship and Training Provider

The successful candidates will be enrolled onto a 24-month Bricklaying apprenticeship with Greenlight Safety & Training. You will attend college 3 consecutive days a month at our centre in Estover, Plymouth. You will learn your craft with experienced Bricklaying tradesman and work your way to building a successful career in construction.

These vacancies are open to all ages. After application, one of our team will contact you to via telephone.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are many different career progression routes within construction, such as becoming a site supervisor or manager. Directly after your apprenticeship, you could be offered any of the following career progression routes:

Self – employed Bricklayer

Level 3 Bricklaying Apprenticeship (advanced Bricklaying)

Level 2 Property Maintenance Apprenticeship (general builder/all trades Apprenticeship)

Working Week and Pay

Apprentices will be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week and a maximum of 40 hours a week with exception for college.

Please note, the pay on the advertisement is just a range and the hourly rate can change depending on the employer.

Who are Greenlight Safety & Training?

Greenlight Safety & Training are a South-West based apprenticeship provider working within the construction sector.

Established in 2017 Greenlight Training Ltd is a subsidiary of Greenlight Group, that also incorporates Greenlight Safety Consultancy Ltd and Greenlight Safety Assessment Scheme Ltd. We have been operating for over 14 years with a longstanding and established name within the construction industry, with over 500 apprentices currently enrol.

Please see our website link below which includes additional information about Greenlight.

Next Steps

A member of the Greenlight Commercial team will contact you within 1 – 2 working days via telephone call. If you do not answer, the team will leave you a message and send you a text message asking for you to call back.


The next steps of your application will be explained in the telephone call.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship

Pay: £158.40-£240.00 per week


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 12/04/2024
Reference ID: AG48

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