Your future in the finishes and interiors sector

There is a wealth of opportunity for everybody in the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector. Whether you are looking to get a trade like drylining, plastering or carpentry or learn the ropes as construction manager, surveyor or designer - this fast moving and exciting sector has a place for you. You could be working on anything from a state-of-the-art airport terminal, new homes, stunning hotels or multi-million pound workplaces. Take your place in the world's greatest industry, help make buildings safe, sustainable and beautiful - your legacy could be building tomorrow.

What is the finishes and interiors sector

We work across the commercial and housing sector and are active in the construction and refurbishment of all buildings.  Once the structure is built and the facade and the roof are on (so the building is watertight) our community build and finish the internal compartments (walls, ceilings and floors) that make it a home, a hospital or a school.  We add the wow factor and are critical to the look, feel, safety and comfort of any building. 

Below we provide a bit of an insight into the myriad of roles that support the design and construction of a building’s interior and the finishing and refurbishment process.

Trades in the finishes and interiors sector

The finishes and interiors sector draws on a number of core trades, which offer an amazing variety of options for an individual looking to join our sector.  This section gives you a bit more background on the core trades, what you can expect in terms of training and remuneration and how you can get started working in the interior systems, fit-out and finishes sector.

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Technical, Supervisory and Managerial Posts

Businesses in the finishes and interiors sector are evolving all the time and always looking to progress, train up or recruit a variety of skills from design through surveying, occupational management, estimaters etc.  Find out more about professional and managerial career options in the finishes and interiors sector.

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Ever wondered what a construction site is like?

The Go Construct website has been developed to help people understand the variety of roles and opportunities in construction and to give you a bit more background on the industry itself:

What is construction?

How the construction industry works?

Visit an interactive construction site to ask people about their roles

Construction: The World's Greatest Industry

This video was created by the B1M network, the construction industry’s YouTube Channel – if you are thinking about a career in constructon, the B1M network is an inspiring place to start and will help you to see construction in all of its awesome wonder Find out more.. 

Finding your first or next job in the finishes and interiors sector


Find an apprenticeship in the finishes and interiors sector.

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Job Spot

Looking for a job in the finishes and interiors sector.  Find the latest vacancies here.

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The FIS BuildBack Programme helps match employers with job seekers who are serious about developing a career in drylining.

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FIS have a dedicated team to support you in your career choice

If you have questions or need specific advice or support in getting started or developing your career in the Finishes and Interiors Sector don’t hesitate to use the chat function on this page or contact the FIS Team on 0121 707 0077 or email