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Bricklayer

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A bricklayer uses manufactured bricks, breeze blocks, concrete and mortar to build and repair inside and outside walls, tunnels, chimneys and archways. Work can be plain or ornamental.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2016 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £159.90
Year 2 – £216.45
Year 3 – £285.87
Year 4 – £354.90.

Once qualified you may start on around £17,000 a year. With experience this can go up to £30,000. You can earn extra through overtime and bonuses. A self-employed qualified bricklayer can expect to earn £11 to £18 an hour.

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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