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Apprentice Bricklayer KMH/NW/1145

Keepmoat Homes is a fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder. We design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live.

Our investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. We have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Our comprehensive skills and capabilities give us a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and we create lower risk ways of building homes people need.

For more than 90 years our work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in our DNA. We hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that our plans meet their needs.

Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Bricklaying Apprentice to start their career with us. The Bricklaying Apprentice will commence September 2024 at a Bricklaying Hub in Scotswood, Newcastle for the first five weeks. For the majority of the 18-month apprenticeship, they will be based from our Leyland development near Preston.  There will also be additional intensive two-week blocks of training every 8-10 weeks at the Bricklaying Hub, learning all the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent Bricklayer utilising a variety of tools and processes. The Bricklaying Apprentice will work towards completing the Level 2 Apprenticeship standard in Bricklaying. More details about our Bricklaying Apprenticeship scheme can be found here.

HS&S Responsibilities 

To take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work and adhere to the Keepmoat Health, Safety and Sustainability standards.

Skills, knowledge & experience

We are looking for someone who fits with our core values here at Keepmoat; they will be passionate about starting their career within the housebuilding industry. They will be collaborative with the ability to work and communicate with a variety of different people on site. They will have the ability to be creative and proactive, using their problem-solving skills to own issues and see them through to completion. They will work in a straightforward way, with a self-motivated, solutions focused approach.

Education & qualifications

Applicants to the apprenticeship should have achieved or be able to achieve Level 1 (GCSE grade E-D/2-3 in both Maths and English). Candidates will need to attempt Level 2 (GCSE C-A*/4-9), in order to complete the apprenticeship and support to work towards this will be provided.

Candidates must also be willing and able to travel to/reside in temporary hotel accommodation (funded by the business), at the Bricklaying hub for the first five weeks (and additional two week blocks every 8-10n weeks) in Scotswood near Newcastle.

If this sounds like you, please apply now. As the above is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, for more information including a full job description and person specification, please contact [email protected]

Why work for us?

At Keepmoat Homes we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

  • Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year.
  • Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance.
  • Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out.
  • Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us.
  • Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career.

Our values

Our values are the foundation for our vision, the cornerstone of our culture and the benchmark for our achievement.

  • Straightforward - We get the job done in the most efficient and effective way. We are friendly, open and honest. It’s about being respectful and working in a transparent and honest way.
  • Collaborative - We work together in partnership to deliver the very best customer experience. Partnership working is key to our business. We work collaboratively to deliver the best results possible.
  • Passionate -  We care about what we do. We put pride and energy into delivering results. It’s important to us to do a good job.
  • Creative - We are proactive, flexible and resourceful. We listen, learn and deliver solutions. We don’t offer a one size fits all solution; we are flexible and will tailor our services to our customers’ needs.

Reference: KMH/NW/1145
Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Location: Leyland, PR26 6AP
Employer: Keepmoat Homes, North West
Job type: Fixed Term
Closing date: 27/06/2024

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