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Bricklaying Apprenticeship

What is bricklaying?

A bricklayer is responsible for one of the most important elements of construction within the housing industry. Duties include laying bricks, measuring out areas, and repairing or maintaining existing structures.

The job role of a bricklayer includes the following duties:

  • Laying bricks
  • Applying or removing mortar with a trowel
  • Working accurately from detailed plans and specifications
  • Sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials
  • Using spirit levels and plumb lines to check building alignment
  • Using hand tools, power tools and brick-cutting machines
  • Constructing arches and ornamental brickwork
  • Repairing and maintaining building blocks
  • Measuring out build areas and setting out the first rows of bricks and damp course
  • Working outdoors on construction sites, in all weathers and at height

Bricklaying course details

Our Bricklaying Apprenticeship is a maximum of 24 months.

For the first week of the programme, apprentices will attend AccXel every day, for their induction period.

In this mandatory training week, you will receive health and safety training, introduction to practical work and support prior to starting on site.

Following the first week, apprentices will attend AccXel one day per week for the duration of the course.

Our apprenticeship combines theory and classroom learning alongside practical sessions on our unique mock-live site.  This allows our apprentices to practise their skills in a risk-free environment, prior to implementing them on a live construction site.

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The Apprenticeship topics included:

  • Understanding working drawings
  • Basic brickwork and wall construction
  • Masonry cladding and joining work
  • Substructure brickwork
  • Cavity wall structures

Why become an apprentice at Accxel?

Committed employer partners

Small class size

State-of-the-art technology

Practical experience on mock live site

Industry-experienced teachers

Graduation ceremonies

3 Steps to becoming an accxel apprentice

Submit an online application form

Attend an assessment day

Be interviewed by prospective employer

Start your apprenticeship