Bricklayer apprenticeship

Lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar

Bricklaying is a core function within construction, particularly house building. During the bricklayer apprenticeship, you’ll train to lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures, such as chimney stacks. You may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that you’ll work on as a bricklayer can include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. You may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where your team may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklayers and other trades. On completion, you’ll be able to join the Federation of Master Builders’ CPD scheme for individual tradespeople.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the bricklayer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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