Bricklayer Apprentice
Madison, WI Learning Experiences
Job Type

 Apprenticeships combine classroom and hands-on training with on-the-job experience.  They start in the $40,000/year range and offer benefits that may include health insurance, pension contributions, training and vacation funds.  Information on apprenticeships can be found on the State of Wisconsin's Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards' site: 

Your Foundation: By joining the industry, you will have the opportunity to be a part of shaping the growing communities near you. You will have a rewarding job that offers variety and potential for advancement in your career. 


Bricklayer: A day in the life (if you want to work 9am-5pm in the AC, this job is NOT for you)

  • tasks that involve a lot of physical labor
  • building or repairing walls
  • superior attention to detail
  • structural framework with bricks and mortar
  • lay or install brick, structural tile, cinder, terra cotta or stone in buildings
  • construct partitions, arches, and joints
  • cut or saw bricks to fit windows and doors
  • use chemicals to clean bricks and stone
  • finish mortar joints

Your Toolbelt:

  • a high level of physical fitness and stamina
  • enjoyment in practical work
  • working under strict deadlines
  • understanding building plans and instructions
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • comfortable working from heights
  • work as a team with other trades
  • ability to communicate well
  • willing to work in extreme weather conditions
  • flexibility in hours and locations by job