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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.


  • Examines drawings or specifications to determine job requirements
  • Scores plain, coloured, safety and ornamental glass with hand cutter and breaks off glass by hand or with pliers
  • Smoothes edges of glass and positions and secures in frame or grooved lead strips
  • Applies mastic, putty or adhesive between glass and frame and trims off excess with knife
  • Fixes mirror panels to interior and exterior walls and repairs and replaces broken glass.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship in Glazing Installation or Installing Architectural Glazing Systems leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to be around

£24,000 per annum

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,374 employed Glaziers, Window Fabricators & Fitters in the region.

Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018

54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

6% of students went on to other Higher Education

8% of students went on to employment

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