Career outlook for shopfitter
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make and fit the woodwork or metalwork for shops, banks, offices, restaurants and bars.
You would also build and refurbish shop fronts, doorways and fixtures.
On most jobs you would work closely with other tradespeople such as tilers, electricians and plumbers.
- Mark out and cut wood, metals, glass and plastics to make units and fittings in a workshop
- Work out material amounts and costs, and prepare quotes for jobs
- Prepare design plans for a contract
- Measure and set out jobs on site, and put in the fixtures and fittings
- Paint timber products
As an experienced shopfitter, you might work as a workshop manager or site supervisor, making sure that your team's work meets quality standards.
You would need to be aware of health and safety rules, and keep up to date with Building Regulations.
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- Working with numbers
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- Time management
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