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Bricklayer

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A bricklayer uses manufactured bricks, breeze blocks, pre-cut stone, concrete and mortar to build and repair inside and outside foundations, 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 2021, the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £209.40
Year 2 – £278.68
Year 3 – £349.54
Year 4 – £349.54 (without SVQ Level 2)
Year 4 – £369.72 (with SVQ Level 2).

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

Once qualified you may start on around £17,000 a year. With experience this can go up to £40,000 a year. You can earn extra through overtime and bonuses. A self-employed qualified bricklayer can expect to earn £13.00 to £25.00 an hour.

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
4175
4.7 %
RISE
2026
4373

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You need to be able to:

Training

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