Demand Outstrips Supply For Bricklaying Apprentices

Date Posted: Jan 14th 2020

Demand outstrips supply for bricklaying apprentices


There has never been a better time to become an apprentice bricklayer! The prolonged skills shortage in the UK construction sector has been going on for some time now and is only expected to worsen in the next few years. With the Government’s ambitious target of building 300,000 homes a year and an ageing workforce in the construction industry the need for skilled tradespersons still outstrips supply. Start an apprenticeship now and build a long and prosperous career in construction.


Bricklayers laying the foundations for a great career.

Bricklaying is a major component of the building trade and there is a huge demand for bricklayers. Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings using blocks, bricks and mortar in accordance with approved construction plans. Bricklayers also build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.


An apprenticeship in construction is an ideal way to earn whilst you learn.

Apprenticeships give you an opportunity to learn and gain a recognised qualification whilst you work. All apprenticeships are paid and you will be expected to work for a minimum of 30 hours a week, which includes the time you spend at college. You will spend most of your time within your workplace and the rest of your training will be provided by the College normally on a one day a week basis, although variations can apply according to the programme. There is no upper age limit to become an apprentice but you need to be at least 16.


If you want a long term career and enjoy working with your hands, a career in the construction industry could be for you. Start your career now, see our current bricklaying apprenticeship vacancies below:


If you want to find out more about these vacancies or any other industries speak to our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0330 123 4785 or