Induction to Programme CORE
INFORMATION SHEET TITLE Issue no. 1 (1998)
Your Career as a Bricklayer
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A large part of your time will be spent in the open air.
Modern building methods have reduced the amount of inside work carried out by the bricklayer.
Within reason you will be expected to work in most weather conditions. Experience will eventually dictate the general clothing you wear.
Much of the work will be carried out at height, working from scaffolding. Unless qualified, you will not be required to erect the scaffolding, but you must be fully aware of what constitutes a safe scaffold and what constitutes an unsafe situation.
The nature of the company that employs you will dictate the type of work you are involved in, but throughout your training and your career you will < cover a full range of basic walling methods, arches and brickwork features.Bricklayers can be expected to carry out other skills such as laying drains, concreting, setting out, scaffolding, repair and maintenance. Which of these you choose to tackle will depend on the type of work carried out by the company that employs you.
The company may specialise in one of the following:
The career progression routes for a craftsman within the Construction Industry are good if you are willing and well motivated.
Reasonable standards of mathematics and communication skills are required to enable you to estimate, plan and set out projects.
A fully committed bricklayer can achieve good financial rewards and a great deal of job satisfaction from a job well done.