Bathroom fitters install almost all aspects of a bathroom – including showers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets and storage units.
The Role
  • Measuring out work areas according to layout and design plans
  • Removing and disposing of old units and suites
  • Marking the location of hidden pipes and cables
  • Measuring and cutting surfaces, recesses and joints
  • Fitting units and appliances
  • Tiling walls and laying flooring
  • Clearing away debris at the end of the job
  • The working week typically is 40 hours per week. Depending on the project size can involve individual or team work.
  • Newly trained bathroom fitters can earn in the region of £19,000 - £25,000
  • Trained with experience bathroom fitters can earn in the region of £25,000 - £30,000
  • Senior or master bathroom fitters can earn in the region of £30,000 - £50,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. Self-employed bathroom fitters set their own pay rates.
Qualifications & Training
There are no official qualifications required to be a bathroom fitter. However, it is generally advised to achieve GCSEs in English and mathematics at a grade 4 (C) or above. In Scotland, there are jobs available in this occupation, however there is currently no funded modern apprenticeship route to entry. Many bathroom fitters obtain or have obtained qualifications in other jobs such as joinery, plumbing and electrical installation. Employers may also take you on if you have experience in a related trade such as plastering, tiling or cabinetmaking. Some bathroom fitting companies offer construction apprenticeships which will allow you to earn while you learn. Alternatively, you could enter the industry by learning installation skills through a college course.