Careers Pathway in Shopfitting and Fit-Out

This page presents some of the key information for joining the fit-out industry and developing a career in it. The diagram below presents various career pathways in the sector. Whether you are at the beginning or half way through your journey, you will find some useful information that can assist your professional development.

How to Join the Industry

If you are joining as an apprentice, there are some specific tools that may help you find the right fit-out company. For those already in the trade, the National Association of Shopfitters provides a range of tools and contacts that allow to move between some of the best fit-out companies in the UK.

TalentView is a free platform that helps match great talent with great employers. The platform provides one place for young people, career changers, schools, and colleges to easily find first roles in construction; including apprenticeships, traineeships, and work experience. Employers are able to promote opportunities and search for suitable candidates. TalentView has been launched by CITB.

Visit TalentView at

  • The NAS provides a Jobs Board, which is used by our Members to post new vacancies.
  • NAS works closely with Thorn Baker Construction, a specialist recruitment company. We encourage all potential candidates to register with Thorn Baker. Find out more about Thorn Baker.

Earning Potential

If you are wondering about the pay rates in shopfitting / fit-out sector, you can request a copy of our recent publication: Pay and Reward Survey 2021. You will find out what is the average pay per role, typical benefits offered by employers and how it compares between different regions throught the country.