Repointing Operative

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual to kickstart their career as a Repointing Operative…

Do you want to pursue a career in construction, but don't have the experience?

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Job Description

Are you looking to explore a career within the Construction Sector with a particular focus on Green Skills? Then look no further. We’ve got just the opportunity for you as a Repointing Operative.

Designed with one of our employer partners, this course will be delivered by ourselves at RE:GEN Academy to provide you with hands-on experience and on the job training so you can put your skills straight to the test. With an end result of gaining all relevant knowledge and training to be with the chance of progressing into a specialist role as a Repointing Operative.


This is a unique model that has been designed with our employers, to educate and attract young vibrant talent into the sector and help you climb the career ladder. You will gain knowledge and qualifications specifically in Retrofit and Construction Green Skills which play a huge part in the role.

Daily responsibilities:

If successful, you will progress into a Repointing Operative position where you will be supervised to cover all aspects of the role. As your skill base increases you will undertake the following:

  • The removal of old mortar (raking out) using the correct power tools and equipment.
  • Preparing the area – covering the ground and removing any moss/plants.
  • Spraying the walls with water to strop the mortar from drying out too quickly and cracking.
  • Preparing the mortar so it matches the existing colour and is the correct strength.
  • Applying new mortar into gaps, taking special care to fill gaps and any air pockets.
  • Removing excess mortar with a wire brush and smoothing out to achieve high finishes.
  • Learning about the different types of pointing style and how to achieve this finish.
  • Adhering to all health and safety regulations of the site you are working on.
  • Working around people in their homes.

Desired skills:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Turn up on time
  • Work safely
  • Take pride in your work
  • Courteous and Polite
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Knowledge of construction tool and equipment
  • Valid drivers license or reliable transport

Personal qualities:

  • Hard-working
  • Confident and eager to learn
  • Self-motivated


  • Due to health and Safety Regulations, you must be 19+ to apply for this position.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits based on Trainee or Apprenticeship rates.
  • Pension scheme
  • Bespoke development plan and much much more…

It is important to remember when applying for this role that being a Repointing Operative can be physically demanding. The ideal candidate must be positive and respectful as this can be a customer-facing role. 

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If you’d like to find out more about the employers we are currently partnered with and are offering apprentice or trainee opportunities, please apply here. One of our team will the get back to you ASAP!