Tom Dixon

"Put simply, we build houses!"

Job Title: Apprentice bricklayer

Employer: Redrow Plc

Job: Bricklayer

About my job

What does your department do?

Put simply, we build houses!

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

Bricklaying; organising materials and labour; liaising with the Site Manager; walking to the site; checking Health & Safety is being adhered to; fetching drawings and checking drawings.

What do you like about what you do?

Competitions; learning new skills and developing existing skills; working for Redrow and building homes.

Why did you choose this career?

I joined in 2013, and was attracted by the management opportunities on offer.

What qualifications did you need to get this job?

You need an NVQ in a trade.

Is there any particular advice you would give to someone looking for a career in your area of work?

Work hard and get site experience.

Questions & Answers

What hobbies or interests do you have?

Playing rugby

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Where’s your favourite place to go on holiday?

No where in particular, I have many favourites.