Glaziers/Structural glass tradespeople cut, fit and install glass in windows, skylights and display units or fit to prepared surfaces such as interior walls. This can be done in a factory if fitting glass into prefabricated products or on site in the case of new construction or repair.
What does this job involve?
Plans and specifications
Cut, drill and notch
Holes in glass with diamond-tipped cutters and drills
Assemble and secure
Parts of pre-made glass units such as shop fittings and shower enclosures
Metal window and door frames into which glass panels are fitted like shower screens and sliding doors
Decorative edges on glass and mirrors
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. However, a glazier can start as a Trade Assistant or Labourer, then, after a few years, have their skills assessed through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to obtain the trade qualification.