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The primary role of an Apprentice Stonemason is to learn the rudiments of the masonry trade, so as to become a fully trained Stonemason, having completed the apprenticeship scheme.

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Closing date: 10 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 0800 – 1700 Friday 0800 – 1600

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice Stonemasons key responsibilities and accountabilities will be:

  • To attend the chosen college as and when instructed to
    Work stone using the necessary skill, to agreed quality and timescale.
  • Operate a variety of standard stonemasonry tools and workshop equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Carry out from time to time any other duties as required
    Adhere to company policies, procedures relation to health & Safety.
  • Adhere to company procedure relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility.
  • Repairing old buildings and monuments.
  • Making and fitting stonework like window frames and archways
    Dressing stone and building walls.
  • Carving and repairing headstones and statues.
  • Working with different materials including slate, sandstone, limestone, marble and granite.
  • Interpreting technical drawings.
  • Working with a range of hand tools.
  • Collaborating with historians and conservationists.
  • Thinking creatively and problem solving.
  • Lifting and carrying heavy materials and equipment.
  • Working indoors or outdoors, sometimes at height and in dusty environments.
  • You will need your own transport, due to the remote location.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Stonemason apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Weekly day release to college and assessor visits within the workplace.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required).
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After completion of the apprenticeship we could offer you a permanent role as one of our Banker Mason or further training, with our support to gain a higher qualification specific to the stone industry i.e. heritage, restoration.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE (including maths and English) (Grade Grade 4 (C or above) Desirable) Desired

Things to consider

You will be based in our Yard in Cheddar, Somerset. You will need your own transport, due to the remote location. You will be working outside all year round.

About the employer

Wells Cathedral Stonemasons was formed in 1984 following the restoration and conservation of the west front of Wells Cathedral. The company provided a means of maintaining this large body of skilled craftsmen and has developed to provide a wide range of stonemasonry goods and services to the construction, restoration and conservation industries.







BS27 3AH

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Training provider



Laura Joy

01225 328752

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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