Optera Ltd

Junior Bricklayer/Skilled Tradesperson Apprentice

£262.40 - Weekly


Construction & Trades
Start: 01 November 2021
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Why We Need You

The role will give a great introduction to the basics of brickwork, in addition to an incredibly wide variety of high value skills.  Our trades work at the cutting edge of Geotechnical Repair methods all over the country and work across a range of different interventions where you will learn numerous highly valued skills.

We have a high number of qualified bricklayers working on our sites, who will be able to provide support and guidance to our apprentices.  In addition, one of our Contracts Managers will take on the responsibility of overseeing their progress and training, while you are working with us.  We are a fast-growing company with great long-term job prospects for candidates who apply themselves and demonstrate a willingness to learn.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking brickwork repairs on sites – typical brickwork tasks
  • Working on retaining walls
  • Reinforced concrete works to retaining walls
  • Construction of brick walls
  • Construction of stone walls
  • Construction / Repair of Garages
  • Construction / Repair of Extensions to houses
  • Repairing masonry using helical products
  • Block paving works
  • Superstructure repairs
  • Reconstruction impact damage to properties
  • Landscaping slabbing
  • Masonry work to failed foundations
  • Support to Groundwork teams
  • Support to Drainage teams
  • Support to Root Barrier teams


We are a geotechnical repair contractor working on major loss for a panel of Global Bluechip Insurance companies and Loss Adjusters.  We work on a huge variety of high value projects.  These could include Bank Stabilisation, Piling, Underpinning, Void Filling, Root Barriers etc.  We have a really strong client base and a very stable pipeline of work, as our work is exclusively insurance repairs.  We have an excellent reputation in the marketplace for delivering outstanding repairs and high quality workmanship is essential, as is strong conformity to H&S on sites.


  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent)

(If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at)

  • Good manual skills
  • Brickwork Skills
  • Good communication and numeracy skills – desirable
  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • Reliable & adaptable
  • Hardworking


Phone Number: 01530 519 001

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