Bricklayers and Masons

Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.


New workers
£ 13,043
£ 27,976
£ 38,996

Available jobs

In the past year there were 32,696 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.

  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.

  • Spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed.

  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.

  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Construction

  • Masonry

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Plastering

  • Stonemasonry

  • Hand Tools

  • Renovation

  • Roofing

  • Manual Handling

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Teamwork

  • Mathematics

  • Customer Service

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Organizational Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Physical Fitness

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.