How to become a window fitter
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards the role
- applying directly
You could start by taking a college course in construction or joinery. These courses would teach you some of the skills you need in this job and may help you when looking for a trainee position with a glazing company.
- Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills
- Level 1 Award in Carpentry and Joinery
- T level for Fenestration Installers
You may need:
- GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths for a T level
You can get into this job by doing a fenestration installer intermediate apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could be taken on by a glazing company as a fitter's assistant or 'mate' and learn on the job by working with an experienced fitter.
You can apply directly to become a window fitter. There are no set entry requirements, though you'll need maths skills to measure and work out dimensions. Employers may ask for GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C).
Experience in carpentry and joinery may be helpful.