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Bricklayer Shortage in Perth

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A SHORTAGE of bricklaying apprentices has emerged as young people turn their back on the trade, with claims that some see the job as too much like hard work.

There has been an 83 per cent fall in the number of West Australians starting bricklaying apprenticeships in the past two years, from 432 to 74.

It comes amid a drop in many other construction trades and a surge in training for less physically strenuous trades and jobs such as bakers, barbers and security personnel.

Housing Industry Association executive director John Gelavis said the trade had dropped in popularity compared with those in high-tech industries and less physically arduous sectors.

But he recommended the trade, claiming bricklaying and roof carpentry gave workers the most opportunities of all trades.

He said they were the most likely to end up as construction managers or site supervisors because their trades gave them a good overall perspective of the building process.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/bricklayers-struggle-to-find-enough-apprentices-ng-b88736999z

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The last thing i would want to be in Perths baking heat would be a bricklayer.


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46 minutes ago, bristolman said:

The last thing i would want to be in Perths baking heat would be a bricklayer.

They'll often start early and finish early.  


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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41 minutes ago, ali said:

They'll often start early and finish early.  

Yeah I would have to work at night lol


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10 hours ago, bristolman said:

The last thing i would want to be in Perths baking heat would be a bricklayer.

I did it in Brisbane,. Couldn't do it now.  Even back then on a large firm we only had one apprentice 

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11 hours ago, bristolman said:

Yeah I would have to work at night lol

I'm an early riser .. so i'd be ok from 5am to about lunch time .... actually, those would be my ideal hours whatever I was doing lol

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I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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My OH did those sort of hours when we were in Perth   ................................  then he would spend the rest of the day building our house.  Never heard him whinging.  

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My OH did those sort of hours when we were in Perth   ................................  then he would spend the rest of the day building our house.  Never heard him whinging.  


The main whingers on here seem to be the ones who don’t even live in Australia
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Shortage of bricklayers here in Brisbane. There are some have a go bricklayers with anybody any good taken by the large companies.


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