How to become a window fabricator
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You could apply to do a Fenestration Fabricator Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship with a manufacturing company.
This takes 1 year and 6 months to complete.
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 work as a general production worker 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 taking measurements along with good practical skills.
Experience of general manufacturing and trades like window fitting or joinery may also be useful.
You can get more details about careers in window fabrication from Building Our Skills.