Partition fixers install relocatable partition systems, which divide work areas and internal spaces within buildings. This can include just about any commercial project that requires internal partitions.
Starting salaries can be between £13,000 and £17,500 per year. As a specialist and with experience this can rise to between £25,000 to £35,000 per year.
Qualifications and Training
There are no formal academic qualifications necessary to become a Partition Fixer, though it is generally recommended to achieve a GCSE in Maths and English at grade C or above. However, there are some vocational qualifications such as Level 2 S/NVQ in Interior Systems. Apprenticeships will usually involve work and college-based training. Usually training in subjects like health and safety will be applicable.
Role and Responsibilities
A Partition Fixer works alongside many other construction professionals including electricians and plumbers. It is a fairly physically, demanding role, with lots of kneeling down, lifting and carrying involved.
Typical tasks include:
- Working alongside contractors and other construction workers
- Providing solutions and strategies to clients
- Interpreting drawings
- Cleaning areas where relocatable partitioning will be installed
- Using specialist tools and relocatable partitioning techniques
- Visiting and assessing potential new projects
In the construction industry, it is possible to work up from craft-level positions to managerial roles, such as construction site manager or project manager. Employers will be more interested in those who have on-site experience, which can be gained through working as a labourer prior to starting. A successful labourer may find that their employer will support them through achieving their qualifications.