- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Team work, Creative/artistic, Heights, Building
- Salary Range: £15,000 - £33,000
- Nation: England & Wales
Stonemasonry has been around for thousands of years. It is a traditional skill that is still very much in demand today, both when repairing old buildings and creating new ones. It can be a really rewarding career and you could get to work on some extremely impressive projects.
There are two types of stonemasons, a banker masons and
Banker masons work in a workshop and shape different components
from sawn stone. They use templates and drawings to produce carved
stone for new and existing buildings, including intricate
Fixer masons install the stone components produced by the banker
masons to repair or restore the building. They sometimes work on
buildings which are of both historical and architectural
You'll need to be both creative and practical. Having an
interest in history will also help as much of the work involves the
restoration of old buildings.
The job involves following architectural plans and drawings so
you'll need to be good at maths to measure areas accurately. You
also need a good head for heights to work as a fixer mason.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from
students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate
are also welcomed).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£15,000 - £33,000
Stonemasonry has a wide range of opportunities that apprentices
can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new,
existing and heritage buildings.
Stonemason apprentices will be able to progress to:
- Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Stonemasonry (Banker)
With work experience, there are also opportunities to progress
into occupational work supervision, management or technical support