Job Summary
  • Salary
    £7072 Yearly
  • Location
    Derby, Derby
  • Sector
    Construction Level 2
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    12th January 2018
  • Employer Name
    Hodgkinsons Builders
  • Distance from academy
    • 18.5 Miles
    • 26 Minutes
  • Address
    Great Northern Road, Eastwood NG16 3PD, United Kingdom

Employer Description

Job Description

The National Construction Academy has fantastic opportunities for hardworking and driven people to work as part of a bricklaying companies, constructing commercial and private developments.

Our Level 2 Trowel occupations qualification is designed to equip you with the
knowledge and skills to develop as a bricklayer in the construction industry. This is a 12 month qualification that confirms competency with working in trowel occupations.

You will learn a range of skills from:
• Building walls for new homes and developments
• Repair and refurbish walls on existing homes and restoration projects.
• You will erect masonry structures and cladding in a variety of contexts
• Learn to work safely as part of a team.

You will cover topics allowing you to support your employers needs by learning how to understand general health, safety and welfare in the workplace, how to conform to productive working practices in the workplace and how to move, handle and store resources in the workplace.

On a day to day basis you will:
• Load out bricks and spot boards
• Mix cement
• General labouring
• Jointing and Pointing
• Cleaning duties
• Laying bricks and blocks

Working Week

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 4pm


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

  1. • Reliable and a good time keeper.
  2. • Ability to cope with the physical demands of the role.
  3. • Adaptable to weather changes

Personal Qualities

  1. • Keen to succeed
  2. • Hardworking and have some experience of the trade.(Although this is not essential)
  3. • You need to be willing to learn and have a genuine interest in the construction trade
  4. Must be a good team player and have the ability to get on with all people at all levels.

Future Prospects

Upon completion of your level 2 there are opportunities to progress to a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Many apprentices progress through the industry into management positions or set up their own businesses.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


The Apprentice will work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship for trowel trades. The qualifications consist of:
• Intermediate Apprenticeship in Bricklaying
• Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
• Level 2 Functional Skills

Qualification Gained

Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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