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Kitchen and bathroom fitter

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

Potential salary

£13,500 to £35,000

Employment by 2024

-0.95%

Working hours

43 to 45 a week

  • 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
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • design skills and knowledge
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • using a range of hand and power tools
  • measuring out work areas
  • ripping out and disposing of old units and suites
  • marking the location of pipes and cables
  • measuring and cutting worktops, recesses and joints
  • fitting units and appliances
  • tiling walls and laying flooring
  • clearing away debris at the end of the job
  • following building regulations to meet health and safety

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

Your working environment may be dusty and physically demanding.

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.

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

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