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Benefits of a career in Bricklaying

Bricklayers main responsibility is the repairing and building of walls on construction projects. Using a cement mixer to create mortar (the material that holds bricks together), Bricklayers lay out the structural framework of buildings using bricks in accordance with construction plans. This blog will be focused on the benefits of a career in Bricklaying and why our Skills Bootcamps are a great option for existing Bricklayers who are wishing to upskill and gain a level 2 NVQ in Bricklaying.

Always be in demand

Layering stones and bricks has been done in building projects for thousands of years and is still just as important today as it was back then. Bricks have amazing durability, being a natural material that does not impact the environment while being a great insulate for buildings from both heat and cold. All brick-properties are long-term investments so there will always be a need for Bricklayers to work on such projects.

Great career option if you are good with your hands

Sitting in an office for hours in a day is not for everyone, so if you are someone who prefers a more hands-on approach with your career, then Bricklaying is a great choice! Bricklaying is tangible and a highly practical form of work and once you have gained some experience, you will be able to earn a salary up to 40k per annum*.

Real sense of achievement

Being a Bricklayer can be a very fulfilling career based on the fact that you are essentially building the future. You will become part of a 3 million person workforce (10% of the UK employment) and be responsible for one of the most important elements of the housing industry. At the end of a construction project, you will get to look at the build you contributed in making, see the results while getting a real sense of achievement and be able to say “I built that”.


These are just some of the benefits of Bricklaying, but if you are not sure if Bricklaying is the right career path for you, we at Construction Helpline provide free, government-funded training in other trades including commercial Drylining, Site Supervision and Carpentry. Training is available to both unemployed and self-employed learners so there is no reason for you to not take the next step in your career today and apply now: https://www.constructionhelpline.com/lp/skills-bootcamps/


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