Shopfitter recruitment agency listing
The position of shopfitter involves the installation of metal and woodwork in a shop, restaurant, bank or office. Particular areas of refurbishment include fixtures, doorways and shop front areas.Shop-fitting staff work closely with other tradespeople, such as plumbers and electricians. Here are listed numerous recruitment firms that possess experience in placing suitable candidates into shopfitting roles.
A shopfitters day to day work may focus on a particular aspect of construction, and as such a background in, for example, joinery, tiling, plastering or wood machining would be of benefit. Another common route into the profession is through an Apprenticeship. This might require GCSEs in subjects such as design and technology, English and maths " or comparable qualifications. While experience is very important, taking certain courses may help, such as a BTEC Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or a City & Guilds Basic Skills in Construction (6217).
Working hours tend to be 40 hours per week, 9 to 5, but overtime may sometimes be required. If a client does not want to disrupt daytime trade, they may require shopfitters to work during the night.
Salaries start at between £13,500 to £16,000 a year, which can rise to between £17,000 and £22,000. For those who take on supervisory responsibilities, pay could rise to £30,000 per year.
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