A mason’s craftsmanship is necessary for almost all house-building activities. The mason works mainly with bricks and lightweight concrete. The mason works with assignments in tiling and building the house walls with lightweight concrete blocks and clad the house with facade bricks. Polishing with different techniques is also common tasks for a bricklayer. Several masons also specialize in performing smaller interior work such as fireplaces or brick walls.
To become a bricklayer, you study a three-year construction program with a focus on house construction. At the beginning of the education, it is preferably ordinary school subjects that you focus on and then goes into the practical. During the training, you go through different work areas in the construction industry.
In addition, during the first year of the construction program, you have the opportunity to change your career direction. After the apprenticeship, which is about 2½ years, the future bricklayer can take a vocational theory test. If approved, the apprentice becomes a qualified mason with a professional certificate.