Apprentice Bricklayer

Job Description

Annual salary: up to £13,358.08

Bricklayer Apprenticeship 

Based in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, offering the nationally agreed apprentice pay rates, plus excellent company benefits. (you will be paid for your normal working hours plus your attendance at college)

To be successful in the application process you must live in a North Lanarkshire postcode.

About apprenticeships at Mears Group:

Apprenticeships are an underpinning part of Mears' philosophy; we are committed to developing the next generation of our workforce, many of our most senior people started their working life as an apprentice.

Whether you are fresh out of school or college or looking for a complete career change, Mears can offer you a great foundation to your future career and beyond.

What does a role as a Bricklayer look like:

Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector especially in house building and refurbishments. As a Bricklayer you will have to learn to lay bricks, blocks, and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches, and other structures e.g., chimney stacks. You might also refurbish brickwork and masonry as well as seal foundations with damp resistant materials.

The apprenticeship course will cover the following: -

  • Develop and maintain good working relations
  • Read construction drawings
  • Measure the work area and transfer sizes
  • Set out the work area
  • Prepare and mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer
  • Erect masonry structures
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Shape and trim bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools
  • Check that courses are plumb and level using laser levels, spirit levels and plumb lines.

What do you need to be a successful applicant: -

  • Candidates must have the potential to work at SCQF level 6/7
  • The ability and desire to learn and develop a thorough knowledge of the skills, technology and safety procedures required to carry out the full range of tasks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be able to establish and maintain good customer/client relationships.
  • Candidates will undertake a pre employment test

What will I learn through the apprenticeship programme? 

With 30 years' experience of delivering market-leading repairs and maintenance services, Mears is trusted to deliver more than 6,000 repairs daily to a portfolio of more than 1,000,000 homes nationwide.  

Mears Careers National Apprenticeship Scheme is designed to empower and challenge you; you will be trusted with real work and responsibility from the outset. During your apprenticeship you will have a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn and will receive formal training coupled with working alongside our skilled workforce who will inspire and train you in the practical elements of the trade.

The Bricklaying apprenticeship programme will take 4 years to complete.

We are looking for people with integrity, who are self-reliant and highly motivated, with a natural willingness to get involved, someone who can solve problems and who takes pride in their work. 

What you will get:

  • You will of course have access to our many benefits designed to save you money and benefit you as a colleague at Mears Group: -
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • You must live in a commutable distance to independently travel to and from the branch
  • Annual Mears Fun Day - Our annual Fun Day is organised as a massive thank you from the Executive team for all the hard work!
  • Chrome book provided - So you can study with the right equipment
  • Tools - We will help fund your first set of work tools
  • Staff perks with Mears Rewards - discounts of up to 10% weekly groceries, holidays, eye test vouchers, Share save scheme, plus much more

If this sounds like your perfect opportunity; please apply via the link attaching your CV explaining why you would be good candidate and why you want to work for Mears.

For any extra enquiries or assistance please email vickie.rudge@mearsgroup.co.uk.

Mears Group recognise our people as our greatest asset, we hire individuality, recognising and valuing diversity and that everyone is individual, and we ensure equal access to opportunities for all regardless of your social economic background or individual make up.  

We are proud to be a disability confident employer and are on the list of the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work for, and on the Social Mobility Index of the top 75 employers in the UK for our commitment to social mobility.  

All our roles require candidates to have the right to work within the UK, Mears does not currently offer visa sponsorship. Candidates should be aware that all our roles are subject to relevant DBS/Security checks either before or upon commencement of employment.