Stonemasons shape rough pieces of stone into accurate geometric shapes and then arrange the resulting stones with mortar to form structures. Those looking to become a Stonemason should prepare to build stone walls, fit cladding using mortar and specialist fixings. Carving or repairing is also one of the main tasks that Stonemasons complete.

The individual will need excellent knowledge in building and construction along with paying attention to detail, work well with others and work at height. They will need to be good with their hands to make and fit stonework window frames, archways and ornamental garden statues. Our Stonemason competition gives individuals the perfect opportunity to learn and develop this skillset.

KEY SKILLS
Have a head for heights
Are physically fit
Are happy to work outdoors
Have good practical skills and creative flair
Can work in a team

Career opportunities

  • Banker Mason in a Workshop

  • Building Conservation Trusts & Restoration

  • Stonemason Firms

  • Fixer Mason onsite

  • Memorial Carving

Average Salary
Entry Level
£15,000
Experienced
£35,000
- 2.2%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

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