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Level 2

The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three million people and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Not only that, the construction industry is central to delivering the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure our society demands. A career in the construction industry is like no other. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg 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. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Must have onsite knowledge or a good carpentry background or L1 Carpentry to begin course.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

The occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with two pathways:

Pathway 1: A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

Pathway 2: An Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop producing timber based building components and other architectural products, such as doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters.

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Groundworks & Reinstatement

Level 2 City & Guilds

Sponsored by
Anglian Water

"A course that can lead to a real job opportunity"

Just ask 14 of our previous students
who now work for Anglian Water

Guaranteed Interview and selection centre invite.

Progression opportunities into a 2 year apprenticeship with
Anglian Water or one of its Alliances.

40 Hrs Work Exp (with Anglian Water)
included in course.

Full 5 point PPE provided.

Over 14 enrichment visits/activities over the duration of the course

Come along to our open events to discover more about this exciting opportunity.

 

West Suffolk College is working in partnership with Anglian Water to offer a level 2 construction course at our Milburn Centre Construction Campus. 
The course will provide students with the skills and knowledge, hands on learning and real work experience, to make them work ready for a highly skilled and rewarding career with Anglian Water and their partner companies.
Students will work and learn alongside College tutors as well as experienced employees from Anglian Water and their partner companies to achieve a City & Guilds L2 General Construction Certificate.
Students will be expected to attend college for three days a week, plus a work placement with one of the alliance companies, for a minimum of five days each year.
Students will have the opportunity to try the career, while studying, and will be guaranteed a job interview with Anglian Water and their Partner Companies for a full time apprenticeship, once they have completed and achieved their studies.
Anglian Water's five alliances have been created to deliver investment worth up to £9 billion of work over 15 years. Working together they deliver every kind of investment ranging from building large new water treatment works, to repairing small leaks and connecting new properties to the network.

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Groundworkers are the first trade onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project. Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping. Groundworkers are able to transfer between heavy construction and civil engineering sites as well as house building, commercial building and general building sites. Groundworkers work for all types of construction companies from small subcontractors to large main contractors.

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