A BRICKLAYING CAREER - WITH ADDED EXTRAS
WE COVERED MORE SUBJECTS THAN I THOUGHT, INCLUDING REINFORCED CONCRETING AND DEAD SHORING AS WELL AS CIVILIAN SKILLS SUCH AS DECORATIVE BRICKWORK AND CAPPINGS.
- Bricklayer is a Trade role in the Royal Engineers. All the Royal Engineer soldier job roles are divided into 5 groups. When you apply to the Engineers, you will apply to the trade group rather than the specific trade. More about types of roles in the Royal Engineers.
Training For The Role
You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.
Then it’s off to the Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment near Camberley for nine weeks. Here, you learn military engineering skills such as knots and lashings, demolition, mine warfare and bridge building. Then it’s 33 weeks’ technical training at the Royal School of Engineering in Chatham, learning about brickwork, scaffolding and concreting.
- Mid Thigh Pull 50kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3m
- 2km run 11m
- MSFT (beep test) level 7.5
Qualifications You Could Get After Training
- Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Bricklaying and Concreting (Military Engineering)
- Level 2 Apprenticeship (NVQ Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) in Construction Building (EdExcel)