Kitchen and bathroom fitters install kitchens and bathroom suites in homes and businesses.
There will be
1% more Kitchen and bathroom fitter jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day duties could include:
There are no set requirements, but you’ll usually come into the job with experience and qualifications from other trades. These can include joinery, plumbing and electrical installation, or related experience like cabinet making, plastering or tiling.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship with a building company then move into kitchen and bathroom fitting. The Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms National Training Group (KBBNTG) has details of apprenticeships.
You could also do a college course in installation.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and bConstructive have more information on construction careers and qualifications.
Starter salary: £13,500 to £16,000
Experienced salary: £17,000 to £24,000
Self-employed fitters set their own rates.
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work 37 to 40 hours a week. Overtime may be necessary to meet deadlines.
You’ll travel between jobs, and some contracts will involve overnight stays.
Conditions are likely to be dusty, especially when ripping out existing fittings.
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.
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