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Kitchen and bathroom fitter

Alternative titles for this job include

Kitchen and bathroom fitters install kitchens and bathroom suites in homes and businesses.

Average salary (a year)

£24,000 Starter


£45,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

40 to 45 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends away from home

How to become

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How to become Kitchen and bathroom fitter

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly


You could take a college course, which would give you some of the skills needed to start as a trainee in this job. 

Courses include:

  • construction skills
  • carpentry and joinery
  • plumbing studies
  • fitted interiors (construction)
  • kitchen and bathroom installation skills

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for these courses vary.

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You could apply to do a Fitted Interiors Installer Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship to get into this job.

Apprenticeships in joinery, wall and floor tiling, or plumbing may also be acceptable.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship

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Direct Application

You can apply for jobs if you've got experience and qualifications in a related construction trade like joinery, plumbing, tiling or plastering.

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Career tips

You may need to travel to other parts of the country for some jobs, especially on commercial and industrial contracts.

Further information

You'll find more details about careers in kitchen fitting and bathroom fitting from Go Construct.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of maths
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • design skills and knowledge
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

As a kitchen and bathroom fitter, you could:

  • measure and set out work areas, following design plans
  • mark the location of pipes and cables
  • rip out and dispose of old units and suites safely
  • install new units, kitchen appliances and bathroom suites
  • tile walls and lay flooring
  • work closely with other tradespeople, like electricians and plumbers

Working environment

You could work at a client's home, at a client's business or on a construction site.

Your working environment may be dusty and physically demanding.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

You could find work with building companies, design agencies, kitchen and bathroom manufacturers and retailers. You could also set up your own business.

In a larger company, you might become a:

  • site supervisor
  • project manager
  • estimator
  • trainer
  • business development manager
  • area sales co-ordinator

You could also move into shop fitting, or train in computer-aided design (CAD) and work in kitchen and bathroom design.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice

  • Wage: £13,312 to £23,795.20 a year Annually
  • Location: Highampton, , UK

Carpentry level 2 apprenticeship

  • Wage: £13,312 a year Annually
  • Location: PYNES HILL, EXETER

Courses In England

Fitted Interiors Level 1

  • Start date: 01 August 2024
  • Location: BLACKBURN

Bench Joinery

  • Provider: HULL COLLEGE
  • Start date: 03 September 2024
  • Location: Hull

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