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Bricklaying

Building homes and commercial projects to the highest standards of safety, accuracy, and skill.

Bricklaying could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Making things
  • Using tools

Why choose this skill?

WorldSkills changed my life completely — my skills, my experience, my personality. Now I teach other candidates to develop their skills.
— Parusharam Naik, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

More about this skill

Bricklaying is a skill that can be said to be the building block of much of our world. The bricklayer works on everything from our homes to commercial buildings and the walls that surround them.

It is an occupation that requires an ability to follow building design plans precisely through measuring and then constructing in strict accordance with the architect’s plans and local government regulations. It is equally important to execute those plans with high quality professional bricklaying skills.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Zhibin Liang

    Zhibin Liang

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Robert Gradl

    Robert Gradl

    Austria
    Gold

  • Photo of Trystan Sammut

    Trystan Sammut

    Australia
    Bronze

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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.