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.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 17,331
£ 26,144
£ 37,384

Available jobs

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

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

  • Window And Door Installation

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Carpentry

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Technical Training

  • Sensors

  • Brakes

  • Construction

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamwork

  • Mathematics

  • Lifting Ability

  • Physical Fitness

  • Organizational Skills

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.