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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)

£17,500 Starter

to

£35,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

43 to 45 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends away from home

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How to become a kitchen and bathroom fitter

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly

College

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

  • Level 1 Diploma in Construction
  • Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing Studies
  • Level 2 Diploma in Fitted Interiors

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course
  • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course

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Apprenticeship

You could do an intermediate apprenticeship in joinery or tiling or an advanced plumbing apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced 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 or tiling.

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Further information

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

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of maths
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • physical skills like lifting, bending and carrying
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

On a typical day you could:

  • use a range of hand and power tools
  • measure out work areas
  • rip out and dispose of old units and suites
  • mark the location of pipes and cables
  • measure and cut worktops, recesses and joints
  • fit units and appliances
  • tile walls and lay flooring
  • clear away debris at the end of the job
  • follow building regulations to meet health and safety

Working environment

You could work at a client's home or at a client's business.

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.

With further training, like in computer aided design (CAD), you could move into planning and installation design.

In a larger company, you could progress to become a business development manager, area sales coordinator, or project manager leading a team of designers and installers.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Workshop Apprentice

  • Wage: £146.25 Weekly
  • Location: Bordon

Apprentice Site Carpenter

  • Wage: £180.00 Weekly
  • Location: Mansfield

Courses In England

Fitted Interiors Level 2

  • Provider: BLACKBURN COLLEGE
  • Start date: 06 September 2021
  • Location: BLACKBURN

Fitted Interiors Level 1

  • Provider: BLACKBURN COLLEGE
  • Start date: 06 September 2021
  • Location: BLACKBURN

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