Glaziers, Window Fabricators and Fitters

Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters make and install pre-glazed wooden, metal or PVC framework, and cut, fit and set glass in windows, doors, shop fronts, and other structural frames.


New workers

New workers start around £17,331. Normal pay is £26,144 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,384.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,284 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Sets up and operates machinery to manufacture windows and window frames.

  • Fixes mirror panels to interior and exterior walls and repairs and replaces broken glass.

  • Applies mastic, putty or adhesive between glass and frame and trims off excess with knife.

  • Smooths edges of glass and positions and secures in frame or grooved lead strips.

  • Scores plain, coloured, safety and ornamental glass with hand cutter and breaks off glass by hand or with pliers.

  • Examines drawings or specifications to determine job requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Glazing

  • Glass Cutters

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Window And Door Installation

  • Hand Tools

  • Carpentry

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Glass Installation

  • Construction

  • Technical Training

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • English Language

  • Lifting Ability

  • Teamwork

  • Mathematics

  • Organizational Skills

  • Physical Fitness

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.