Apprentice Bricklayer - Diamond Bricklaying

Company overview:

"Diamond Bricklaying Limited specialises in new build housing both large and small scale. The organisation is growing vastly and looking for talented individuals, who would be interested in an apprenticeship with real potential, training and possible future opportunities within their team, whilst thriving to support the organisation’s drive to success."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Working as part of a team ‘gang’ of bricklayers on all stages of construction, from sub – structure to super structure
  • Work is often at height on scaffolding, therefore you need to be ‘good’ with ‘heights’
  • Ensuring the brickwork of the finished home is of a high standard and presentable
  • Take good care of tools and materials
  • Be an effective part of the site team
  • Committed and hardworking, as at times the work can be physically demanding
  • Attend local college one day per week to obtain an NVQ Level 2 & Diploma in Bricklaying

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Like outdoor working
  • Be physically capable
  • Be prepared to travel to site
  • 1 years experience in bricklaying either on site or in college

Closing date: Friday 20 November 2020

Location: Working across a number of developments 
Contracted hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Hourly rate of pay: Apprenticeship wage

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’