Careers In Construction
Bricklayers (Updated May 2009)
Three (3) years-Minimum of 4,500 hours of on-the-job training.
A Bricklayer lays brick, stone, structural tile, marble, concrete block, pre-cast concrete panels, fabricated masonry panels, and any other masonry materials to build or repair walls, partitions, fireplaces, sewers, and other structures. Bricklayers also install firebrick linings in industrial furnaces.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Apprentice Bricklayers begin their training by going to Pre-Apprentice training for 12 weeks.
Apprentices receive a mandatory minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction per year.
Must be 17 years of age.
1st 6 months: 50% of journeyman wage
6 months-1 year: 60% of journeyman wage
1 year-1.5 years: 70% of journeyman wage
1.5 years-2 years: 80% of journeyman wage
2 years-2.5 years: 90% of journeyman wage
2.5 years-3 years: 95% of journeyman wage
Completion of 3 years: 100% of journeyman wage
National Benefits, Health and Welfare, Pension and Annuity
Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
Must pass an aptitude test.
Must take an oral interview.
Complete application at Local 74 office. (Applications are available all year MF 8 am4:30 pm)
Bricklayers spend the majority of time working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Must be physically fit to perform the job of a bricklayer. (Some of the masonry units may be heavy.)
Pay a $20 Application Fee.
Take and pass an aptitude test.
Applicants with passing scores will be given an oral interview.
Bricklayers & Plasterers Local 74
415 East Plaza Drive
Westmont, Illinois 60559
Phone: (630) 734-0074
District Council Training Center
2140 Corporate Drive
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: (630) 953-0835
Fax: (630) 953-2106