Thinking about next year? NOW is the time to explore bricklaying.
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time to explore bricklayingAs 2017 is quickly disappearing many students and their parents are still unsure about what the various tertiary studies offer in terms of career choices, which ones ‘open doors’ to further advancement, satisfaction levels and what the relative rewards and job opportunities exist upon completion.

Should I do an apprenticeship?  If so which trade? University?  For some, there are so many questions but sometimes it seems – few answers. What if I could try before I buy?

Well you can in the Bricklaying industry.  The Australian Brick and Blocklayer Training Foundation (ABBTF) is running a number of its highly successful and FREE Work Ready Programs (WRP) over the coming months.  Yep, that’s right it’s a free opportunity to gain valuable insights into possibly one of the most rewarding and satisfying careers you can undertake.  You’ll like the Wages and Allowances too.

Check us out on Facebook or phone 1300 30 44 77 now to find out where the WRP’s are nearest you.

Few people are aware of the many opportunities available to young men and women who undertake and successfully complete an apprenticeship as a Bricklayer. Like carpentry it is a structural trade – if you want to be a builder then like carpentry, a Bricklaying apprenticeship will put you on the same path. There is a high demand for qualified bricklayers in most states and territories in Australia so it’s a great time to explore your options.

Female bricklayerIf university is your long-term objective you may be surprised to know that an apprenticeship in bricklaying can be another pathway to accessing entry into some university courses.  Alternatively your aim might be to be your own boss and, or to work while you travel. To establish a bricklaying business you only really need a ute, mixer, barrows and a few other tools to get started.  When it comes to traveling, just pack your trowel and head off.  Australian bricklayers working overseas have established a reputation as being hard-working and easy to get along with, so it’s a great start if you’ve a mind to see the world.

Don’t take my word for it.  Hop onto and read about the surprising opportunities young Australians who have undertaken a bricklaying apprenticeship have taken up.  Then call us to talk about how ABBTF can help you get started on your journey.

All you need to get started is a pair of work boots and white card or be prepared to obtain these.

And yes, right now ABBTF Qld office has employers looking for apprentices in South East Queensland all the way down the East Coast and into South Australia.

Tony Bishop
Regional Manager North West

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