Glaziers measure, install and replace different types of glass in all kinds of buildings and structures.
The Role
  • Assessing risks
  • Choosing glass
  • Build the framework for the glass
  • Removing old or broken glass and putty from frames
  • Measuring and fitting the new glass
  • Making everything watertight
  • Using a crane with suction cups to lift the glass into place
  • Also work with plastic or laminates and treatments that make glass safer or stronger
  • Becoming a Glazier Technician or Senior Glazier means taking on more responsibilities on site, such as leading a team of Glaziers or working on more prestigious or complex jobs
  • Newly trained glaziers can earn in the region of £17,000 - £20,000
  • Trained with experience glaziers can earn in the region of £20,000 - £35,000
  • Senior, technician or master glaziers can earn in the region of £35,000 - £50,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. Self-employed glaziers set their own pay rate.
Qualifications & Training
There are no formal requirements for qualifications but it helps to have GCSEs or equivalent such as standard grades in English and Maths at 9-4 (A*-C). The Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate is also useful. Employers like people with on-site experience. If you don’t have any, it’s worth looking for work as a glazier's assistant or labourer. Once you are working, your employer may offer training and qualifications through day release to college, or via the On site Assessment and Training route (OSAT)