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.

How competing has helped Edward build his company.

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

Participants must be:

at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021 and must also meet at least one of  the following criteria:

• employed in the UK, having completed a relevant UK qualification in the last 12 months

• studying towards a relevant qualification in the UK, including T Levels

• working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

National Qualifier dates

For more information about the National Qualifiers for this competition please refer to the Rules and Guidance document in the ‘Useful resources’ section below

Virtual competition

Friday 29th April 2022

Friday 13th May 2022

Friday 17th June 2022

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

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

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

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 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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