Apprentice Bricklayer

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Division
Redrow Homes Thames Valley
Department
Apprentices
Number of positions for this role
1
Location
Merton Road, Oxfordshire, OX25 2NP
Summary

Redrow Homes are looking for an individual who is passionate about bricklaying and other aspects of building to join as an Apprentice Bricklayer. As part of the apprenticeship you will be studying a Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship which will include both theory and practical work with one of Redrow’s chosen training partners.

As a Bricklaying Apprentice with Redrow, you will join the next generation of house builders, fulfil your passion and start gaining skills needed to build the incredible communities that Redrow are well known for. Housebuilding is an exciting industry and this is the perfect way to kick-start your career.  If you want to start earning while gaining the skills, and qualifications, then Redrow’s Trade Apprentice programme is perfect for you!

Your time as an Apprentice will be split between working on-site with an experienced tradesperson learning from their expertise and college based study that will leave you with the essential industry qualification. It takes time to learn the quality and skills necessary to be the best and we are looking for candidates who are willing to commit the time needed to achieve the best.

Responsible to: Area Construction Manager / Site Manager/ Assistant Site Manager

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set out and build brickwork, including complex arches and surrounding brickwork, curved on plan, concave and convex brickwork and battered brickwork

  • Mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer

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

  • Shape and trim bricks/blocks using hammers, chisels and power tools. Use of laser levels, spirit levels, optical levels and string lines to check that courses are straight, horizontally and vertically, and laid to a gauge.

  • Operating equipment on site in a safe manner

 

At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions
Ensure familiarity with Redrow Group’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities
Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company by putting forward new ideas and, when requested to do so, implementing change

What we are looking for

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • Excellent time keeping skills with the ability to work in adverse weather conditions

  • Committed to learning and keen to attend training to learn additional theory and practical within this trade

  • Practical skills including using hand and power tools

  • Able to work at heights as you will be working on top of secure scaffolding and towers

  • Math and English grades at grade 2 (grade E+) or above or equivalent

  • Passionate about construction

  • Practical skills with the ability to take on instructions

  • Being patient and precise

  • Being thorough, with good attention to detail

  • Have thinking and reasoning skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Excellent communication skills , able to work in a team or on your own

  • Flexible approach to working on different sites

  • Previous experience or qualification in bricklaying is desirable but not essential

 

These are illustrative duties and the job holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the requirements of the Company.

Application tips

It’s not just about the placements we offer; Redrow want the right people working for us. As we expect a lot of applications, we need our successful candidates to stand out from the rest. We like our people to be different – so what sets you apart? What can you offer us? Why do you want to work at Redrow?

Be clear and concise, and make sure that everything that goes into your application represents your qualities.

What next? Our recruitment and selection process is designed specifically to get the best from you and demonstrate your personal qualities. So be yourself, take initiative, get involved and enjoy it!

Good luck!

Redrow is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Job Description
Job_Description_Apprentice_Bricklayer.pdf
Closing Date
08/03/2022

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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