ABBTF bricklaying promotional campaigns over the summer have featured James Eyre, a fresh-faced South Australian apprentice. The photo of James preparing to construct a brick arch using a template has captured a lot of attention from many young people around the country.
We know that behind those cheeky good looks is a talented, hardworking apprentice who is loving the outdoors and being part of a team constructing great brick work. James’ friendly face and love of the trade has drawn many young people to our promotion to consider a career in construction via bricklaying. Read more >>
Ray has won several building industry awards in recent years as well as the highly respected MBA/Midland Brick “Ric New Rising Star Award” back in 2009 and has also been nominated this year for the best new builder. Thanks for the sound advice Ray: Read more >>
The “Become a Bricklayer” Facebook page passed the 10,000 Page Likes mark in January this year. This is a great milestone, reflecting strong interest from prospective new bricklaying apprentices and bricklayers alike. We continuously aim to update you on what’s new with pointers and weekly blog links from our website and the team at ABBTF. Read more >>
We’ve banged on a bit about trowel time lately and how a poor apprentice will leave the excellent trade of bricklaying simply because his boss is not giving him time on a trowel. But is it always the boss’s fault?
If you want to get more trowel time at work, you’ll need to take the bull by the horn, so to speak. Read more >>
The latest national unemployment rate of 6.4% is the highest for more than 12 years with some industries shedding jobs at a time when there are more school leavers entering the job market.
The growing unemployment rate is making people re-think their career choices and they are turning to trades in the construction industry as an alternative.
Bricklaying offers a great opportunity for immediate work and it comes with training to learn the skills of the trade. Read more >>