- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Team work, Building
- Salary Range: £16,000 - £30,000
- Nation: England & Wales
A shopfitter works in a joiners shop and produces components for shop interiors. They also install frames, shop fronts, panelling and cladding on site.
A shopfitter makes and installs woodwork and metalwork in shops,
banks, offices, restaurants and bars. They also work closely with
tilers, electricians and plumbers on most jobs.
Their duties include marking out and cutting wood, metals,
glass and plastics to make units and fittings in a workshop. They
also estimate material quantities and costs and prepare tenders and
quotes for jobs.
Many commercial premises appoint shopfitters and interior
contractors to make, install and oversee the installation of
bespoke furniture and shop fittings.
You'll need good practical skills for using tools and be able to
work quickly while paying close attention to detail. Good
mathematical skills will help as you have to take measurements and
follow technical drawings and plans.
A good level of fitness is also required and you need to follow
safe working practices.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from
students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate
are also welcomed).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£16,000 - £30,000
Apprentices who follow the Shopfitting/Bench pathway can have a
varied career and can progress to:
- Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Shopfitting - Bench
After gaining work experience there are also opportunities to
progress into occupational work supervision, management or
technical support areas.