Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.
Day-to-day duties include measuring and preparing the work area, mixing mortar and materials, laying bricks and finishing the project.
To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.
You may not need formal qualifications to become a bricklayer, but employers usually want people who have some on-site experience.
Some building companies may want you to have GCSEs in subjects like maths and English and a diploma in a related subject.