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Furniture Polisher or Finisher

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A furniture polisher or finisher stains, polishes and finishes new or old wooden furniture, doors or panelling.

The Work

You could be:

You may also repair and restore antique furniture using specialist methods such as marquetry or gilding.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for furniture polishers can be around £15,000 a year. With some experience this can rise to around £20,000. With a number of years’ experience, possibly in a specialist area, earnings can be around £28,000 a year. Income may be increased by overtime and bonuses.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
7456
1.1 %
FALL
2024
7374
  United Kingdom
2019
52604
1 %
RISE
2024
53111

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

If you are self-employed you need good business skills.

Training

Getting On

With experience and qualifications you may go on to:

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Furniture Makers' Company
Tel: 020 7256 5558
E-mail: hello@furnituremakers.org.uk
Website: http://www.furnituremakers.org.uk/
Twitter: @FurnitureMkrsCo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/furnituremakerscompany/

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