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Picture Framer

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Picture framers frame paintings, prints, photographs, certificates, textiles and collages to protect them from dirt and damage. They also frame 3D items such as dried flower arrangements, medals, sports trophies and museum pieces.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for picture framers in the UK can vary greatly, but a trainee starts on around £15,000 a year. Experienced framers may expect to earn in the range of £18,000 to £22,000 a year. Specialist framers may earn up to £28,000 a year. Many picture framers run their own business. They charge a fee, which varies depending on the item framed. It is not always easy to make a good income.

Conditions

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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
2018
1991
2.9 %
RISE
2023
2048
  United Kingdom
2018
25460
2.3 %
RISE
2023
26057

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You also need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
E-mail: edinburgh@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

Fine Art Trade Guild
Tel: 020 7381 6616
E-mail: info@fineart.co.uk
Website: http://www.fineart.co.uk/
Twitter: @FATG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FineArtTradeGuild/

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Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display

Photography