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Brick and Stonelaying Apprentice

John BarrySouth Douglas Road, CorkFull-timeApprenticeship

Profile of Craft

Construction Industry

Building houses and factory units, or may be employed in a maintenance capacity by organisations such as Hospitals, County Councils or Local

Authorities. Individual tradespersons often specialise in particular skills such as stonelaying or paving.

At the end of the apprenticeship, the craftsperson will be able to demonstrate competence in the following skills:

Core Skills


  • Brick walls
  • Solid concrete block walls
  • Cavity walls in brick and block
  • Cellular block walls
  • Door and window openings
  • Piers
  • Soldier courses
  • Chimney breasts and stacks
  • Timber frame construction


  • Capping and copings
  • Lintels and sills
  • Laying damp proof courses
  • Producing joint finishes
  • Identifying various types of scaffolding
  • Maintaining safe scaffolding practices

Specialist Skills

  • Arch construction
  • Stonelaying
  • Installing and building drainage and sewerage layouts
  • Setting kerbstones
  • Laying paving slabs
  • Floor and wall tiling
  • Decorative brickwork
  • Prefabricated brick/concrete panelling construction
  • System built chimneys

Common Skills

  • Reading and producing drawings
  • Calculations: costing projects and estimating materials
  • Measuring and setting-out
  • Transferring levels
  • Plumbing, ranging and levelling using spirit level
  • Use and care of tools
  • Knowledge of building materialsSafety

Personal Skills

• Planning and organising work • Problem solving • Using initiative • Good verbal communications • Adaptability to changing work practices and conditions • Working as part of a team

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