Bricklaying Apprenticeship


Are you after a new career? Then enrolling on a bricklaying apprenticeship might be for you!

Most apprenticeships will require you to work on the job for 4 days a week and the other day will be spent at a college. On completion of an apprenticeship a certificate will be awarded which will be nationally recognised by employers. This will show them you have the skills to complete bricklaying jobs confidently.

Most of the work will be outside and you must be willing to travel. A head for heights would also be beneficial as you may be working at heights above 2 metres.

Is there any entry requirements?

Yes. Not everyone that applies for a bricklaying apprenticeship will be successful. As a bricklayer you will be working with different materials and must be able to understand technical drawings.

Because of this you will be required to undergo an assessment. These will be in Numeracy and Literacy. To be accepted you will need to pass:

Numeracy level 1
Literacy level 1

As well as these written exams you will most likely have to attend an interview. You will then be assessed on whether they think you are suitable for the apprenticeship and whether they think you are genuinely interested and committed to following it through to the end.  For the interview it is recommend that you take along any evidence of what you have achieved at school or other colleges or any awards you have won outside of school or college.

Demand for the apprenticeships in bricklaying is high.

How much do bricklaying apprenticeships cost?

If you are under the age of 19 and live at home then most courses will be free.  This will depend on where you are from and the college you are attending.

Is it easy to get a job as a bricklayer once I have completed my apprenticeship?

Yes. Bricklaying is one of the most sort after jobs within the construction industry. They are constantly in demand and the pay is good.