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.

How competing has helped James build his skills and mindset.

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.

Participants must be: 

  • at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021

and must also meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • employed in the UK, having completed a relevant UK qualification in the last 12 months
  • studying towards a relevant qualification in the UK, including T Levels
  • working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

National Qualifier dates

For more information about the National Qualifiers for this competition please refer to the Rules and Guidance document in the ‘Useful resources’ section below

Virtual competition

Friday 29th April 2022

Friday 13th May 2022

Friday 17th June 2022

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 28 February – 1 April 2022

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

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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If you’re interested in Stonemasonry then visit our Careers pages to learn more.

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