Interested in joining the 150,000 people working in the fenestration, glass and glazing Industry in the UK? 

The Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industry offers over 50 dedicated career paths with opportunities for progression in all.  The industry has an annual turnover of over £4.6 billion and is pivotal to the UK economy. 

Simply think about this – every building has windows, doors and glass in them, indeed if you look across the skyline of any major city centre you will see we are building almost exclusively in glass.

The industry has existed from as far back as medieval times, think about castles and cathedrals, they all had windows and doors using the materials available at the time, while today’s products are amongst the most technically advanced, thermally efficient and environmentally friendly ever. Indeed the products that the industry is producing today are playing a major role in helping to reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions, and at the same time offer the highest levels of security to give property owners peace of mind.

Many of the products are high-tech, innovative and market leading, and the opportunity is there for anybody who chooses to join the industry as their career of choice to work with them. The industry is dynamic and diverse, it truly represents the society we live in, and we are proud that it is truly a home for everybody no matter what their skills or their career ambitions.

Below you will find information about the careers paths available in the industry, details of industry relevant training, and information about the work Building Our Skills are doing in key sectors to bring new people to the industry.  


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Manufacturing and Warehousing

For those preferring to work inside and with a focus on manufacturing and warehousing there are many career paths to explore.


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Customer facing

Those who want to make their career in a direct customer facing role will find the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing Industry can offer them great opportunities.


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On site

There are countless roles within the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industry for those who want to work outside on site.




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Office based

Those who want to make their career in a direct customer facing role will find the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing Industry can offer them great opportunities.

Training & qualification routes

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Practical Training

The Building Our Skills Practical Training Academy offers a wide range of fully accredited courses to support those who want to start and progress a career working on site. 

Courses include basic installation of windows and doors, advance installation of windows and doors, how to survey windows and doors, installation of Curtain Walling. More information can be found by visiting here

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Qualifications

The Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industry’s leading awarding body, and Building Our Skills strategic partner GQA Qualifications writes and delivers over 100 industry relevant qualifications through a nationwide network of approved delivery centres.

For more information on the range of qualifications available please email  in the first instance and we will be delighted to offer you all the support you need.

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Academy Learning

Building Our Skills offers a range of academy learning opportunities including individual training courses covering a wide range of business disciplines as well as places and memberships in a number of specific academies including our ‘Inspiring Talent Academy’ and our ‘Sales Academy’.

More information can be found by visiting www.buildingourskills.co.uk 


Career paths & opportunities

Working on Site opportunities

£ 18-70K

/ per annum
  • Window and Door Installer

    Window and Door Surveyor

    Curtain Walling Installer

    Installation Manager

Manufacturing & Warehousing

£18-60K  

/ per annum
  • Window & Door Manufacturer
    Warehouse Operative
    Warehouse Manager
    Factory Supervisor

Office based roles & opportunities

£ 18-70K

/ per annum
  • Customer Services Operative

    Customer Services Manager
    Purchasing Assistant
    CAD Designer

Partner Training Providers

If you need any further information on this sector please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Building Our Skills on 0114 553 6066
or by emailing us;  sayhello@buildingourskills.co.uk or speak to your transition partner at FrontFoot.

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