Glazier

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Job Description

Glaziers work with all types of glass, they are familiar with the process of cutting and fitting glass this could be for residential or commercial clients.

Entry Requirements

You can get into this job through:

Apprenticeship

You could get into this job through an intermediate apprenticeship in glazing or fenestration installation.

You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.

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Direct application

You can apply directly for jobs. There are no set entry requirements, though you'll need maths skills to measure and work out dimensions. Employers may ask for GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C).

Experience in carpentry and joinery will also be helpful.

Work

You could start as a glazier's assistant and train on the job.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could work on specialist projects, like restoration work on churches or listed buildings.

Other options include moving into site management, estimating or glass product design.

You could also work in the automotive industry, repairing and replacing windscreens on vehicles.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Glassmaker
  • Vehicle body repairer
  • Window cleaner
  • Window fitter

Required Skills

  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • Able to follow drawings and plans
  • Good practical skills
  • A careful methodical approach
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • persistence and determination

Salary Range

£12,000 to £27,000

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