Cabinet Makers make or repair furniture from solid timber or timber-based products. Cabinet Makers may specialise in particular areas such as bespoke design and make, re-production of antique furniture, fittings furniture, office furniture, shop fittings and production furniture.

Cabinet Makers will operate a variety of hand tools and woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface cut, or shape timber or timber-based products to manufacture furniture.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Interpret drawings, specifcations and instructions

  • Safe handling of machine/ tools

  • Accuracy

  • Mathematical calculations

  • Attention to Detail

  • Hand-eye co-ordination

  • Accurate Assembly

  • Work independently

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on or after 1 January 2001.

National Qualifier dates

  • Northern Ireland: 3 June
  • England, Scotland and Wales: 9 June, 16 June, 23 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

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