I wrote a blog earlier this month (November 4) on what makes a Great Boss in Bricklaying?” and I mentioned the importance of an Apprentice getting trowel experience early in his Apprenticeship. The point I was making was that he needs to start to ‘pay his way’ in terms of bricks laid each day.
As a result of reading this blog a second year Apprentice asked me to how many bricks it takes to cover his employer’s costs. Read more >>
It’s often said in the bricklaying industry that an apprenticeship in bricklaying provides a ‘powerful foundation’ for further developing a career in building and construction in Australia. This was never as true as in Western Australia with our tradition of using double clay brick.
The bricklayer here has the responsibility of ensuring that the building is strong enough to support the whole structure – which is critically important for all trades that follow working at the site. Read more >>
When you first start work, one of the best things that can happen is to find you have a really great boss.
Now sometimes, there’s little chance to evaluate who you’ll be working for, but with a bricklaying apprenticeship, you might be able to get useful background through a few direct questions to your possible employer, plus, some subtle enquiries to others. Read more >>