Except from your amount of experience Bricklayer positions in Essex may also require certain qualifications, including:
To find out more information about Bricklayers qualifications visit the City & Guilds website.
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In a Bricklayer job description, it will discuss the role and any further requirements to get the job. See below, an example of a job description for a Bricklayer.
It may seem like there are a lot of walls in your way to getting a bricklaying job in Essex. However, it's rather simple really. Brickwork jobs in the construction industry will always be available as long as there are construction projects that need walls... Recruitment agencies provide workers for many companies therefore they will almost always have a role available for you. At RecruitEasy, we advertise most our available roles on our construction and other industry job search. If you can't find a role that's right for you, You can also register for us to find you a role.
To work as a Bricklayer on most sites in the UK construction industry you will need a valid CSCS card, Essex is no different. A CSCS card helps to prove you have the relevant knowledge and training to carry out your duties on-site safely for yourself and others. This must be in date and legitimate. You can check if your CSCS Card is in date on the card itself or here. To get your CSCS card you must complete one of the following criteria:
After obtaining the above, you will also need to pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years before applying to get your CSCS Card from the CSCS website.
The above courses would need to be refreshed every 5 years, however there are some lifetime qualifications that will not need refreshing. Such as the QCF Level 1, SCQF Level 4 and BTEC Level 1, you can check the latest requirements on the CSCS website, which also tell you which specific Health, Safety and Environment test you will need to take.
The purpose of the Construction Safety Certification Scheme (or CSCS) is to certify the specialist and safety knowledge of workers, the required CITB health, safety and environment test will also examine knowledge across a wide range of topics and improve safety and productivity on site. At RecruitEasy, we mostly recruit for companies in Essex (and throughout the UK) who require a CSCS card on site, but you can call us or register to check if we have any roles suitable for a non CSCS card Labourer.
A Bricklayer, or brick and blocklayer build houses, repair walls and chimneys and refurbish decorative stonework. They also work on restoration projects.
A Stonemason is similar to a bricklayer yet a bricklayer almost always works on brick and block walls as well as other similar materials, whereas a Stonemason could work with boulders in order to create a similar structure. Bricklayers are nearly constantly needed in Essex and in the UK and growing world and are in high demand nearly all year round (weather permitting).
A short Youtube video from a On The Tools, showing a Bricklayer named Beth on their daily routine.
Bricklayers in Essex often work alongside a General Labourer or 'hoddie', who complete more straightforward tasks as the Bricklayers focus on their own work. A Hod Carrier or 'hoddie' is traditionally a bricklayers mate who uses a Hod to carry bricks and mortar to the bricklayers themselves or nearby. The idea being to have the necessary materials right in front of where the brickie will be working next.
A Bricklayers main responsibility is simple, laying Bricks.
This varies between specific roles and construction sites but in most cases the brickie's tasks will be to either build structure with blocks or bricks (or both!). This could be in the form of retaining walls, small structures such as wells or as simple as the four walls of a house.
They shape and cut bricks and blocks. Install pre-cut bricks and other related structures like foundations.
So, What does a Bricklayer in Essex do daily?
A Bricklayer's main role may include:
There are many possible responsibilities of a Bricklayer, our Example Bricklayer Job Description describes more.
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