Monthly Archives: October 2011

Talent on Show at Golden Trowel Competition

I had a chance to see some top quality blocklaying at Newcastle last month.

Twelve teams comprising two apprentices and their teacher from around the country battled it out to compete for the national Golden Trowel Award.


Stick at your Apprenticeship, remaining unqualified puts a lot at risk!

One of the toughest challenges for young apprentices is when they see unqualified labourers on job sites being paid more than apprentices. This is because the lower wages paid to an apprentice are supposed to compensate for the cost of their training and education.

When times are good, it becomes even more frustrating for apprentices as many unqualified workers enter the market.


Good, you want to know what to expect in bricklaying?

We’re a trades training organisation that is constantly being asked about the best way to find out about becoming a bricklayer and we believe we have the answer.

We always recommend a 10-12 week pre-apprenticeship course. It gives you a great idea as to what to expect in the trade.


Interested in trying Bricklaying? Then please contact us on 1300 66 44 96