Bricklayers erect and repair brick, pre-cut stone and concrete block structures such as walls, paving, chimney stacks and tunnel lining.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Uses hand and power tools to shape and trim bricks.
  • Places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed and walls.
  • Mixes and spreads mortar on foundations and bricks.
  • Measures construction site and lays out the first lines of bricks to mark position of walls.
  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Active Listening, Speaking, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Monitoring, Active Learning, Writing, Science

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