Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship


Brief overview

We are looking for Southwark borough residents who are interested in completing a Level 2 Bricklaying apprenticeship. The successful candidate will spend 30 months working as a Brickwork Apprentice as part of the CITB Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. Employed by Evolve Apprentices while earning a wage, gaining experience, and qualifications.

Apprenticeship summary

  • Hourly wage

£4.81 – £9.50 National Minimum Wage or £11.95 London Living Wage (depends on the construction site)

Statutory Sick and Holiday Pay + Bank Holiday Pay, automatic enrolment into the NEST Pension Scheme, Apprenticeship Oyster Card available for first-year travel discounts, NUS Discount Card, course costs covered by Evolve

  • Working week

Monday-Friday, weekends may be an option. Minimum of 35 hours per week but the potential for more. Approx. 8 am-5 pm but hours will be confirmed by the contractor after successfully passing the Stage 1 & 2 Interviews.

  • Expected apprenticeship duration

30 months

  • Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Level 2 (GCSE)

What will the apprentice be doing?

The main duties and tasks of a Bricklaying Apprentice are:

  • General labouring, tidying of site, and tool/equipment fetching
  • Mixing and turning mortar, loading boards
  • Moving, stacking and passing bricks
  • Laying of bricks and blocks

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks, and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches, and other structures e.g., chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The qualification you would be working for is the Level 2 Brickwork (Standard) where we will be looking to partner with Multi Trade Training to provide the training.

This training will mainly be through remote learning with paid study time as needed up to 7 hours/1 per days per week. You are expected to travel when necessary for training and/or assessments. You will be responsible for managing/arranging with your line manager.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of this apprenticeship, you can progress into a Level 3 Advanced Bricklaying qualification or seek work as a qualified Trainee Bricklayer where, with more experience, you can look to progress into a senior bricklaying position, site/contracts/project management, self-employment, or brickwork business owner

You will be eligible for the Skilled Worker (Blue) CSCS Card after the level 2 qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem-solving skills, Teamwork, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness

Things to consider

We are looking for reliable candidates who are committed to starting and completing this apprenticeship, who have good timekeeping and attendance and who are determined to gain the qualification alongside the work experience. We are committed to equality and diversity in the workplace – you will not be judged on age, gender, or ethnicity.


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1-3 / Level 1) desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 1-3 / Level 1) desired

CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) Operative test (passed within 2 years) essential

Level 1 Certificate in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (passed) desired

CSCS Card (valid) desired

About the employer


Evolve Apprentices manage the Construction Industry Training Board Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in London. We are a not-for-profit organisation aiming to deliver social value and provide opportunities for disadvantaged groups.


Website: www.evolveuk.org

Contact: info@evolveuk.org, 02037440200