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Cabinet MakerAlternative titles
Kaihanga Kapata Taonga
This job is sometimes referred to as:
- Furniture Maker
- Marine Cabinet Maker
Cabinet makers make and repair furniture for homes, businesses and boats.
Contact usCall us on 0800 222 733
What are the chances of getting a job?
Opportunities for getting work as an apprentice cabinet maker have risen significantly in the last two years, as more employers want to take on apprentices. This is because interior fit outs are increasingly needed for:
- shops and houses being built following the Christchurch earthquakes
- the rising number of houses being built in other parts of the country, particularly Auckland.
Opportunities for experienced cabinet makers particularly good
Job opportunities for experienced cabinet makers are particularly good in the construction services industry because of the Christchurch and national building boom.
Types of employers
Cabinet makers work for:
- large furniture manufacturing plants
- small specialist furniture businesses.
Many cabinet makers run their own businesses or work as sole traders from home.
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Progression and specialisations
Cabinet makers can progress into supervisor or management roles, or become self-employed.
They may also specialise in marine cabinets for boats, ships and yachts.
How many people are doing this job?
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Updated 7 Oct 2014