Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. Bricklayers work on a variety of building components; constructing and repairing walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations
Working in Bench Joinery requires precision and great problem solving skills. They will learn about the uses of different types and grades of wood, and about choosing the right one for the job, understand technical drawings and how their work will fit within the building, and cut wood on machines or by hand, measuring and marking it according to the design.
Advanced Apprentice Bench Joiners will already be qualified at Level 2 and will be looking to develop their skills further take on more responsibility for organising, planning and pricing work improving quality and speed of work and by demonstrating to employers their commitment to the industry.
Site Joiners usually work on a variety of construction sites installing and fitting wood products which includes the first and second fix of flooring, roofing, frames, partitions and stairs. They will learn about site safety and the use of hand and power tools.
Advanced Apprentice Site Joiners must already be qualified at level 2 and are looking to develop their skills further, improving quality and speed of work on site and demonstrating to employers their commitment to the industry.
Painters and Decorators operate in domestic and commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. Properties include houses, schools, offices, hospitals factories and construction sites. Working internally or externally they work individually and/or as part of a team applying water-borne and/or solvent-borne paint coatings and wallcoverings. They have good knowledge of paint coatings and wallcoverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are responsible for their own work achieving a high-quality finish at the appropriate pace. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients, and associated trades.