How to become a window fabricator
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You may be able to do an intermediate apprenticeship in window manufacturing or fenestration fabrication.
You could find an apprenticeship with a company that makes glazed items for homeowners or for business and industrial customers.
Employers will set their own entry requirements but are likely to expect that you have an understanding of maths for working from plans and doing simple calculations.
To get onto an apprenticeship, you'll find it useful to have:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could begin as a general production operative or labourer with a window manufacturer and work your way up. There are courses you can do while working to help you get into more skilled fabrication jobs.
You could also start as a window fitter and move into fabrication work.
You can apply directly for jobs. Employers set their own entry requirements, though you'll need maths skills for measuring along with good practical skills.
Experience of general manufacturing and trades like window fitting or joinery may also be useful.
Professional and industry bodies
You can get more information on careers in window fabrication and fenestration from Building Our Skills.