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Shopfitter

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Shopfitters use wood, metal, glass and plastic to build interior fittings, shopfronts, doorways and exterior fixtures. They fit these parts into shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, bars and other commercial premises.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Rates of pay for shopfitters are usually higher than average. The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of September 2017 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £165.75
Year 2 – £224.25
Year 3 – £292.50
Year 4 – £364.65.

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

Qualified shopfitters can earn between £15.00 and £25.00 an hour, sometimes more. You can earn extra through overtime.

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
2018
13523
2.4 %
RISE
2023
13850
  United Kingdom
2018
114979
2.6 %
RISE
2023
117961

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

National Association of Shopfitters (NAS)
Tel: 01883 624961
Website: http://www.shopfitters.org
Website (2): http://www.sitf.org.uk/
Twitter: @NASandSITF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-National-Association-of-Shopfitters-257827404368399/

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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