Shopfitters can work in an office, a workshop, a machine shop or a paint shop.
Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime. Self-employed shopfitters set their own pay rates.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to be a shopfitter but it helps to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s, GCSEs, Welsh Baccalaureates in English and Maths at A*-C, or the WJEC GCSE in Construction.
Some people move into the trade from another area of construction, such as carpentry and joinery.
As an apprentice in shopfitting and interior contracting, the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations - Shopfitting Bench Joinery qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means you will need to be employed to study this qualification.
It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Shopfitting and Interior Contracting within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
As an apprentice in shopfitting and interior contracting you will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
A good way to start your career is on an apprenticeship with a shopfitting or building company.
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