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Apprentice Stonemason

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£12.656 per annum
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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Do you want to pursue a career in Stonemasonry and work on York’s City walls a nationally-important monument?

You will join an established and knowledgeable team of five stonemasons  and will learn techniques for the repair and conservation of stone as well as how to follow detailed design instructions.  You will also be taught how to create architectural stonemasonry and how to fix masonry on site.

Your tasks may include:

  • carrying out repairs to stonework;
  • repointing, including with lime mortars;
  • controlled dismantling and re-building of parts of the City Walls, including recording positions of stone for the purpose of rebuilding; and,
  • working under archaeological watching brief and scheduled monument consent.

Candidates should hold two GCSEs grade D/3 or above, or equivalent in Maths and English. Predicted grades will be accepted at application stage, but confirmation/certificates will need to be provided before any job offer is made.

Proposed start date is no later than 27 September 2021 and is a fixed term contract for 27 months.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health and Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning and Development. In addition we also offer a growing range ofdiscounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Louisa Hood, City Walls Manager, or on 07909685089.

Closing date:  3 August 2021 at 12 midnight

Interview date:  Monday 16 August 2021


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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