Bricklayers

Bricklayers erect and repair brick, pre-cut stone and concrete block structures such as walls, paving, chimney stacks and tunnel lining.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 19,719
£ 29,620
£ 42,654

Available jobs

In the past year there were 26,283 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?

  • Uses hand and power tools to shape and trim bricks.

  • Places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed and walls.

  • Mixes and spreads mortar on foundations and bricks.

  • Measures construction site and lays out the first lines of bricks to mark position of walls.

  • 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.

  • Masonry

  • Construction

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Stonemasonry

  • Hand Tools

  • Carpentry

  • Roofing

  • Plastering

  • Renovation

  • Landscaping

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.

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamwork

  • Enthusiasm

  • Punctuality

  • Professionalism

  • Reliability

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.