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

There are no set requirements, but employers usually want you to have the practical skills that show you can work with glass. You could start as a glazier's assistant and train on the job. 

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could work on specialist projects, like restoration workon 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

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • Able to follow drawings and plans
  • Good practical skills
  • A careful methodical approach

Starting Salary

£12,000 to £27,000

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