While the job of a kitchen fitter may seem self-evident – to install kitchens – there are many complexities around this. If you are thinking of entering the profession, it is therefore important to consider whether you are a suitable person for this kind of role, as well as what is involved in training to become a kitchen fitter and the rewards that you can expect.
What can you expect to do in a kitchen fitting career?
Kitchen fitters do their work mainly in private homes, but also in any other location where a kitchen may be needed, such as an office or other workplace.
The process of installing a kitchen tends to include the dismantling and removal of the old kitchen, followed by the installation of the new units, worktops and sink. On any one day, your duties as a kitchen fitter are likely to include the use of a range of hand and power tools, as well as measuring out work areas, marking the location of pipes and cables and – of course – the actual fitting of units and appliances.
Is it a lucrative profession?
A salary of between £13,500 and £16,000 is typical for someone just starting out as a professional kitchen fitter. This can rise to between £17,000 and £24,000 for those of an intermediate level of experience, while the most seasoned fitters can typically command as high as £35,000 a year.
You need certain characteristics to excel as a kitchen fitter
While this profession isn’t associated with any set route to employment, with many people simply taking on small jobs first and gradually expanding their skills from there, it is nonetheless crucial to think carefully about whether this is the right line of work for you.
There is no denying, for example, the highly physical nature of the work, so being strong and able to cope with it all is vital. It’s also essential to have a good problem-solving head and a calm temperament, as it’s not very often that a kitchen is fitted with no issues at all. For instance, it might be the case that a given design doesn’t fit into the space where it needs to fit, with situations like this requiring you to come up with solutions ‘on the hoof’.
Enrol on our kitchen fitting courses today
With our present kitchen fitting courses here at YTA including a five-day introductory course and two-day and three-day workshop fitting courses, our training could provide invaluable assistance in your pursuit of a rewarding career as a kitchen fitter.
We are the company to have faith in when you are seeking high-quality kitchen fitting courses – so why not browse our current range of such courses online now, or call 01274 682199 or 07400 922788 for further guidance on the next best step for you?