Become a Shopfitter

Shopfitters make and install the fixtures and fittings in everything from offices and restaurants to shops and bars. They also build and refurbish shop fronts and doorways. They work closely with other tradespeople such as tilers, electricians and plumbers.

  • Practical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A willingness to travel
  • Maths skills
  • The ability to follow technical drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions
  • Draughting and IT skills

Shopfitting is offered as an apprenticeship at Leeds College of Building. You will combine working on site with time in college. Good GCSEs are recommended for calculations and measurements. At Leeds College of Building entry is via an assessment.


Newly trained shopfitters can earn £17,000 - £20,000

Trained shopfitters with some experience can earn £20,000 - £30,000

Senior/master craft shopfitters can earn £30,000 - £35,000

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.