Overview

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.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on or after 1 January 2001.

How it works

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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Young person competing in Cabinet Making competition

Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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