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Glazier, Window Fabricator or Fitter

Job holders in this unit group install pre-glazed wooden, metal or PVC framework, and cut, fit and set glass in windows, doors, shop fronts, and other structural frames.

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Smoothes 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 17% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£19,757

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for glazier, window fabricator or fitter is £19,757

579 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 579. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for glazier, window fabricator or fitter roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £19,757 per year. That is about £1,646 per month or £10.13 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,412, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,934

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 579 people are employed in the region.

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