Kitchen fitters will install kitchens in residential homes and in commercial premises, they will measure and assemble each kitchen unit and cut and fit worktops using a range of power or hand tools.
You can get into this job through:
You could take a college course, which would give you some of the skills needed to start in this job. Courses include:
- Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
- Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing
- Level 2 Diploma in Fitted Interiors
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
The following local colleges offer courses in Construction:
- City College Norwich
- East Coast College
- Suffolk New College
- The College of West Anglia
- West Suffolk College
Or your local 6th form may offer a relevant course.
You could do an intermediate apprenticeship in fitted interiors, joinery, tiling or plumbing.
You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.
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You can apply for jobs if you've got experience and qualifications in a related construction trade like joinery, plumbing or tiling.
You'll find more on careers in kitchen fitting from Go Construct.
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.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- problem solving
- work well in a team
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
£13,500 to £50,000