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London's construction sector is booming, but there's a shortage of skilled bricklayers. Take advantage of the opportunity and start building your career.


The London construction sector is booming

Qualified, professional bricklayers can earn up to £150 a day. 

As a bricklayer you can choose to:

1. work for an employer on domestic, or industrial sites, or

2. set up your own company and become self employed

It's an ideal career if you enjoy working outdoors, enjoy keeping fit, are good at problem-solving and working as part of a team.

Mayor’s Construction Academy

We’ve been awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) quality mark, which identifies and recognises high-quality construction skills training provision in London.

Mayor Construction Mark

College bricklaying students impress to become apprentices


Three Barking & Dagenham College students have been signed up as apprentices with London construction company, Winchmore Brickwork.The students, who are all studying bricklaying at the College, were put forward for interview on the recommendation of their tutors, after the College heard that Winchmore was looking to hire new apprentices.

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Ideal Apprenticeship Route

Over 50 per cent of our full-time students who completed their Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork in July 2014 have secured jobs as apprentices. As an apprentice they are continuing their studies one day a week at Level 2 and are working on site for the remainder of the time.

The remainder of the Level 1 students have decided to come back to College and are now on the Level 2 course. 

Industry-standard workshops

You will study in our spacious, brickwork workshop which has work stations for over 100 students. 

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Latest News

  • College awarded Mayor’s Construction Academy quality mark
    College awarded Mayor’s Construction Academy quality mark

    Barking & Dagenham College has been awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) quality mark, which seeks to identify and recognise high-quality construction skills training provision in London.

  • Building his career
    Building his career

    Connor Honeyman won the London region seniors’ category of the Guild of Bricklayers' competition last Thursday 9 June.

  • Five local trainees talent-spotted for Apprenticeships
    Five local trainees talent-spotted for Apprenticeships

    Five trainee bricklayers at Barking & Dagenham College have been offered Apprenticeship contracts by St Albans-based construction company, City Brickwork (UK) Ltd, as part of the company’s largest apprentice recruitment drive to date.

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Shortage of skilled trade professionals- especially bricklayers - so get trained now!

For some time now, the construction industry has been warning of a skills shortage. 

On Tuesday 2 September 2014 John Tutte, Chief Executive of leading housebuilder Redrow, added his voice to the call for more people to consider training for a construction trade.

To read his comments click on this link to read the full article... and then come in to see us to enrol

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Have you got the building blocks for a career as a bricklayer?

  • good practical skills
  • the ability to read plans
  • the ability to work in a well organised and accurate way
  • an awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads
  • the ability to work as part of a team and with other tradespeople
  • a good level of fitness

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All our tutors are active Members of the Guild of Bricklayers 

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Upcoming Events

  • Apprenticeships: Enrol now!
    Apprenticeships: Enrol now!

    28 August-31 October 2018

    ARE YOU READY to earn while you learn on an apprenticeship? Recruitment sessions EVERY Wednesday!

  • UK University Search
    UK University Search

    28 September 2018

    This exciting and informative event will provide attendees with the opportunity to speak to a multitude of exhibiting universities and apprenticeship providers. Other features will include interactive STEM and creative zones, seminars throughout the day and free student brochures with detailed UCAS application guides. Barking & Dagenham College offer travel opportunities, professional contacts, career advice and a skill set that doesn’t limit you to one job.

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