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JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Coventry

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Derby

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Birmingham

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Tooting Broadway

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Chiswick

JOB TITLE

Labourers

WORK LOCATION

London

JOB TITLE

General labourer

WORK LOCATION

Richmond

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Coventry

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Derby

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Birmingham

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Tooting Broadway

JOB TITLE

Bricklayer

WORK LOCATION

Chiswick

JOB TITLE

Labourers

WORK LOCATION

London

JOB TITLE

General labourer

WORK LOCATION

Richmond

Bricklayer job overview

Bricklayers are responsible for a number of duties these include:

  • Mix mortar or grout and spread it onto a slab or foundation
  • Lay bricks, blocks, or stones according to plans
  • Read blueprints or drawings to calculate materials needed
  • Construct corners with a corner pole or by building a corner pyramid
  • Ensure that a structure is perfectly vertical and horizontal, using a plumb bob and level
  • Clean and polish surfaces with hand or power tools
  • Lay out patterns or foundations using a straightedge
  • Break or cut bricks, stones, or blocks to their appropriate size
  • Clean excess mortar with trowels and other hand tools
  • Fill expansion joints with the appropriate caulking materials

Skills required

  • Knowledge of building and construction
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Knowledge of maths
  • To be flexible and open to change
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ambition and a desire to succeed
  • The ability to work well with your hands
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

FAQs

What qualifications do you need to be a bricklayer?

You can take a college course like a: Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills,Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, Level 2 Diploma in Trowel Occupations. These courses will teach you some of the skills needed for the job and can help you to find a trainee position with a building company or you could start by doing an intermediate bricklaying apprenticeship.This will usually take 2 years to complete. You’ll do on-the-job training and spend time with a college or training provider.

How long does it take to train as a bricklayer?

On average it takes between 1 and 2 years to become a bricklayer.

How much do bricklayers earn?

As a bricklayer, you can expect to earn around £17,000 and £31,000 a year depending on location and organisation. Pay doesn’t change much as your experience increases.

Are bricklayers in demand?

Yes bricklayers are highly valued as of 2019 there were over 140,000 registered bricklayers.

Can you become a bricklayer without an apprenticeship?

Yes, you can still apply to become a bricklayer without doing an apprenticeship, yet an apprenticeship might still be perfect for you as you will learn more skills on the job as well as knowledge for other roles.

What are the Working Hours of a bricklayer?

Most bricklayers work from 9-6, however many jobs may require you to work on the weekend or at different times of the day.

What are day-to-day tasks of a bricklayer?

  • Mix mortar or grout and spread it onto a slab or foundation
  • Lay bricks, blocks, or stones according to plans
  • Read blueprints or drawings to calculate materials needed
  • Construct corners with a corner pole or by building a corner pyramid
  • Ensure that a structure is perfectly vertical and horizontal, using a plumb bob and level
  • Clean and polish surfaces with hand or power tools
  • Lay out patterns or foundations using a straightedge
  • Break or cut bricks, stones, or blocks to their appropriate size
  • Clean excess mortar with trowels and other hand tools
  • Fill expansion joints with the appropriate caulking materials

Why is there a high demand for bricklayers in the UK?

Demand in the construction industry will always be high in the UK with construction becoming the largest growing sector new jobs will always be available.(link to construction growth)

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