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Windscreen fitter

Alternative titles for this job include Windscreen repairer, vehicle glazing technician

Windscreen fitters repair and replace damaged glass on cars, vans, buses and lorries.

Average salary (a year)

£16,000 Starter


£24,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

45 to 47 a week

You could work

on call as customers demand

How to become

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How to become Windscreen fitter

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly


You could do a college course like a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair, which may help when looking for work.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course

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You can get into this job through an automotive glazing technician advanced apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

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Direct Application

There are no set entry requirements when applying directly for vacancies, but experience in the motor trade as a mechanic or body repairer would be helpful.

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Further information

You can find out more about careers in the car industry from Autocity.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • the ability to organise your time and workload
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

  • have a full driving licence

You may be given a company car or van if you're directly employed. You'll need your own vehicle if you work for yourself.

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Day to day, you could:

  • drive to meet the customer or welcome them to the workshop
  • assess the damage to glass
  • advise the customer on repair options
  • repair small chips in glass with resin
  • disconnect electrical wiring, like window controls on larger jobs
  • remove trims from around windows
  • remove and replace damaged glass
  • record work details for each job
  • process payments

Working environment

You could work in a fast-fit centre, at a car dealership, at a client's business, at a client's home or on call-out to wherever the car owner is.

Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and involve using chemicals.

You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

With more training you could become a vehicle mechanic, breakdown engineer or workshop supervisor.

You could also start your own windscreen repair company.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Automotive Glazing Apprentice - Wellingborough

  • Wage: £13,500 a year Annually
  • Location: Denington Close, Denington Business Park, Wellingborough

Automotive Glazing Apprentice - Milton Keynes

  • Wage: £13,500 a year Annually
  • Location: 33 Erica Road, Stacey Bushes Trading Centre, Milton Keynes

Courses In England

Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

  • Start date: 02 September 2024
  • Location: Daventry

Light Vehicle Maintenance

  • Provider: HULL COLLEGE
  • Start date: 03 September 2024
  • Location: Hull

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