Stonemasons create practical and decorative stone items. They need to be skilled in the use of traditional tools and relevant technologies. Stonemasons work from sawn blocks of stone to shape everything from cladding for a new office block to intricate and important carvings for famous historic buildings, working with materials such as slate, sandstone and limestone. Stonemasonry is one of the oldest professions within the construction industry.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a Stonemason and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Interpret drawings

  • Numerical skills

  • Health and Safety

  • Attention to detail

  • Problem Solving (minimise defects)

  • Teamwork

  • Accuracy

  • Creativity

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.

National Qualifier dates

  • Northern Ireland: 3 June
  • England, Scotland and Wales: 9 June, 16 June, 23 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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