Fitted Furniture Installer Apprenticeship Course

Apprentice Furniture Installers are responsible for preparing and installing furniture, this includes: kitchens, bedrooms, offices, shops, exhibitions and boat interiors.

This can be on site, or at the customer's commercial or domestic premises. Apprentices taking this route will experience a wide variety of projects and interact closely with customers..


Skills, interests and qualities

  • Excellent practical skills

  • The ability to follow technical drawings

  • The ability to mark out accurate measurements

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Creative flair

  • Good customer care skills

  • The ability to complete work to deadlines

  • The ability to work alone or as part of a team

  • An understanding of building regulations

  • An awareness of health and safety


What training will I receive?

As an apprentice installer, you will be following a comprehensive training programme, which offers training in a variety of skills in the manufacture, design and installation of kitchen or bedroom furniture.

The training covers the use of relevant hand and power tools, preparing a location for assembly of furniture, measuring and marking materials to specification, assembly of furniture, developing and maintaining customer relations, identifying snags and carrying out any rectification work.

In addition, you may also learn about how to cut out work surfaces, applying edging tape, creating joints, and fitting mechanical or electrical components.


When do I attend training?

Training can be organised to suit the needs of employers and can consist of attending on a day release once a week, or in week blocks, that will be spread five times throughout the year.


What will I get at the end of my programme?

Throughout your training programme, you will need to prove your ability in all the following requirements:

  • Preparation -Transporting & Handling of materials
  • Prepare location
  • Installation-Measure and mark out
  • Power tools & hand tools
  • Assembly & Installation
  • Post Installation-Re-instate location
  • Rectification/rework & Customer service

Plus, two additional requirements chosen by the employer from the following: Gluing, Cut Outs, Cramping, Sanding, Veneers & laminates, Jigs & templates, Joints, Fittings, Electrical / Mechanical Fittings, Finishing.

Plus improving Functional Skills in English and maths (where appropriate))


On successful completion you will have achieved the Level 2 Standard in Fitted Furniture Installation


Progression opportunities

You could choose from 3 progression routes from the level 3 framework, they include Fitted Furniture and Interiors, Kitchen fitting and Supervision in the Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Industry.

These will be available until the Level 3 standard has been approved by OAL. From here, you could progress to supervisory and team leading roles within a company or become self employed.


How do I apply?

There are several ways to apply:

Contact the recruitment team on 0115 9677771 or write to us at WEBS Training Ltd, The Poplars, Wollaton Road Beeston NG9 2PD

Submit an enquiry via the website Enquiry Form

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Details of standard

As an Apprentice Fitted Furniture Installer, you will complete all the core requirements set out below and then the set number of requirements for the chosen route.


Core Requirements

As part of the standard you will be required to undertake a number of core requirements around the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of a furniture manufacturer.

These will reflect the sector and the organisation you work covering such things as health & safety, your organisation, industry knowledge, customers, quality standards, maintaining equipment and behaviours expected of you in the work place.


Trade Requirements

Apprentices taking this route will experience a wide variety of projects and interface closely with customers.

In order to ensure sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the industry whilst maintaining the rigour of every single apprenticeship within it, Installers will need to undertake all mandatory and two of the optional requirements.



Transporting & Handling of Materials Ensure the safe transportation and handling of installation equipment and materials. The correct type and quantity of installation equipment and materials have to be located and then transported so that they arrive at the location of the installation in good order.
Prepare Location Prepare location for assembly and placement of furniture. This involves making the assembly and placement area ready for work and preparing the furniture components for assembly.
Measure and Mark Out Measure and mark out materials to specification.
Power Tools & Hand Tools Set up and operate tools used to assemble furniture. Understand the tools used within working area and which specific job they are used in.
Assembly Assemble components of fitted furniture and understand the sequence of assembly and why this is important.
Installation Install furniture on location to specification. This includes scribing, fixing and securing of furniture using correct fixings relating to foundation secured to etc., adaptations to non- standard situations to specification (i.e., pipe box, sockets, gas meter).
Re-instate Location Re-instate a location after assembly and placement of furniture. This involves confirming the end of placement, ensuring all resources are cleared and maintaining customer liaison.
Customer Service Develop customer relationships. This includes building customer confidence in the level of service provided, meeting the ongoing needs and expectations of customers and developing relationships between customers and your organisation.
Rectification / rework Carry out rectification or rework. This includes changing hinges and handles. Identify snags and awareness of where to seek help and guidance.




Gluing Apply adhesives to components and understand types, methods and processes involved in gluing.
Cut Outs Complete standard cut-outs in work surfaces for general appliances such as taps, hobs and sinks. This covers using a template, cutting out and finishing the area.
Cramping Position components and apply cramps to ensure products are positioned securely to specification.
Sanding Sand wooden work tops, trims, cornices and laminate edgings. Understand grit sizes and the process for sanding.
Veneers & Laminates Apply edging tape to laminate worktops to specification.
Jigs & Templates Use and maintain jigs and templates for furniture installation. Jigs for example hinges and templates for example sinks and work tops.
Joints Cut and join components on site. This could include work top jointing, up-stand, cornices and trims.
Fittings Prepare and assemble components to specification, finishing and checking the assembly conforms to specifications.
Electrical / Mechanical Fittings First fit mechanical or electrical components to furniture.
Finish composite worktops Finish work tops to specification following manufacturers’ instructions.



Maths and English Requirements

For apprentices that have not yet achieved level 2 English and maths, they must achieve Ievel 1 English and maths and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their endpoint assessment.