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Bricklayer

Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings by laying bricks, and pre-cut stone, concrete blocks and other types of building blocks in mortar in accordance with approved house building plans. They build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork ...

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Job Department
Construction
Earning Potential
£30,000 - £40,000
Training Time
Coming soon

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Bricklayer

Introduction

Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings by laying bricks, and pre-cut stone, concrete blocks and other types of building blocks in mortar in accordance with approved house building plans. They build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects and repair foundations. Bricklayers work outdoors and may have to work at heights or in tunnels and shafts. They usually work in teams. You can work on a range of projects, from creating a single conservatory to building brand new homes.

Bricklayer

Typical Tasks

  • measuring the work area and setting out the first rows of bricks (courses) and the damp course, working from plans and specifications. 

  • mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer 

  • laying the bricks on top of each other and applying the mortar with a trowel 

  • construct arches and ornamental brickwork

  • shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools 

  • checking that courses are straight using spirit levels and plumb lines 

  • seal foundations with damp-resistant materials, occassionally repair and maintain clay bricks, cement blocks/bricks and related structure

You'll work on a particular section of a building in a team alongside other bricklayers s

Bricklayer

Earning Potential

  • Qualified with experience bricklayers can earn in the region of £30,000-£40,000 and up to £48,000.

*Pay rates
Earnings typically depend on location, employer, the stage of your training, your hours worked and the opportunity to work overtime. Please also note that the pay rate figures have come from a variety of reliable sources including:

  • National Home Builders
  • Home Builder's Sub-Contractors
  • CITB
  • The Home Builders Federation
  • Construction Recruitment Agencies

Bricklayer

Qualifications We Offer

  • Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations which currently includes a Diploma and NVQ at Level 2 or 3 (Or Scottish Equivalent)
Bricklayer
Career Path
Trainee Bricklayer
Bricklaying Supervisor / Foreman

Bricklayer

Job Roles

Some of our trades have the opportunity to become "self-employed" where rates of pay will vary depending on your hours and productivity. In addition, all of our trade roles have the opportunity to progress and train as a construction site manager for a house building company. The jobs outlined on this website occur throughout the home building industry, but please note that actual job titles may vary slightly from one organisation to another.

Bricklayer

Earn While You Learn

All our featured job roles offer an entry-point for school leavers to commence a career in the industry, particularly in site trades, where you will normally enrol for an apprenticeship. Site Management [Engineering] and Quantity Surveying also offer opportunities for college-leavers and graduates as well as school leavers.

For most jobs, depending on your qualifications and experience there are also openings for those looking to change career. This is particularly so in Sales, where your previous work experience in a customer-facing role will be just as relevant as any academic qualification.

Key job roles

A few (of many) jobs which we are looking to recruit in the home building industry.

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Engineer

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Site Manager

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Plumber

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Roofer

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Tiler

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Bricklayer

Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings by laying bricks, and pre-cut stone, concrete blocks and other types of building blocks in mo...
Find out more

Carpenter

Carpenters build and install the timber structural elements of a new home and the wooden interior fittings. They also install and remove temporary ...
Find out more

Dry liner

A dry liner creates the walls and rooms in a building using stud partitioning and plasterboard sheets. They also hide pipes and wires, create space...
Find out more

Engineer

Key repsonsibilities include in-depth knowledge of the technical engineering function within a housing development. Understanding the structural a...
Find out more

Groundworker

Groundworkers and plant operators prepare a site prior to and during the building process. They ensure that the infrastructure to a building site i...
Find out more

Site Manager

Site managers run a new home building development. They are responsible for the houses being built safely, on time, on budget and to the highest qu...
Find out more

Plasterer

The plasterer makes walls and ceilings smooth and ready for decorating. They are skilled in applying different kinds of plaster to inside walls and...
Find out more

Plumber

Plumbers are predominantly responsible for the heating and water connections to a new house during its construction.
Find out more

Quantity Surveyor

A quantity surveyor works out exactly how much a house costs to construct and keeps a close eye on finances - from the first budget to the final bi...
Find out more

Roofer

Roofers ensure that a house is water tight and work at all heights and in all weather conditions. There are various roles within roofing, including...
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Sales Advisor

From customer-facing negotiations to the completion of administration work, sales advisors are responsible for the on-site property sales process. ...
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Tiler

Tilers cover walls or floors with tiles, in areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
Find out more

Bricklayer

Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings by laying bricks, and pre-cut stone, concrete blocks and other types of building blocks in mo...
Find out more

Carpenter

Carpenters build and install the timber structural elements of a new home and the wooden interior fittings. They also install and remove temporary ...
Find out more

Dry liner

A dry liner creates the walls and rooms in a building using stud partitioning and plasterboard sheets. They also hide pipes and wires, create space...
Find out more

Engineer

Key repsonsibilities include in-depth knowledge of the technical engineering function within a housing development. Understanding the structural a...
Find out more

Groundworker

Groundworkers and plant operators prepare a site prior to and during the building process. They ensure that the infrastructure to a building site i...
Find out more

Site Manager

Site managers run a new home building development. They are responsible for the houses being built safely, on time, on budget and to the highest qu...
Find out more

Plasterer

The plasterer makes walls and ceilings smooth and ready for decorating. They are skilled in applying different kinds of plaster to inside walls and...
Find out more

Plumber

Plumbers are predominantly responsible for the heating and water connections to a new house during its construction.
Find out more

Quantity Surveyor

A quantity surveyor works out exactly how much a house costs to construct and keeps a close eye on finances - from the first budget to the final bi...
Find out more

Roofer

Roofers ensure that a house is water tight and work at all heights and in all weather conditions. There are various roles within roofing, including...
Find out more

Sales Advisor

From customer-facing negotiations to the completion of administration work, sales advisors are responsible for the on-site property sales process. ...
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Tiler

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