Shopfitters are specialists in fitting out and installing fixtures, fittings, and furnishings in commercial and retail spaces. They work with precision and attention to detail to create functional and visually appealing interiors.
What does this job involve?
Safely and responsibly using tools and machinery for various shopfitting tasks
Ready hardware and materials for efficient joinery manufacturing
Choosing appropriate materials for fixtures and decor
Reading and following detailed construction plans
Creating interior layouts for retail or commercial spaces
Store fixture installation
Installing custom fixtures and fittings in retail spaces
Cabinet and shelving installation
Setting up cabinets, shelves, and displays
Crafting and installing visually appealing shopfronts and signage
Ensuring all installed elements meet design and quality specifications
Cooperating with designers and other tradespeople to complete projects
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A shopfitter can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.