Glass industry

Glass industry

“Working in glass manufacture, repair or installation, across a variety of sectors”

The glass industry is highly technical yet all around us, in buildings, fibre optic cables and solar panels. You’ll be able to undertake one of a range of manufacturing, craft and technical job roles. You’ll work with glass in any number of ways, including cutting; engraving; glass blowing; the manufacture and installation of windows, doors, conservatories, soffits and bargeboards; and the installation of photovoltaics. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll build on the manufacturing, craft and technical knowledge that you already have, and work toward team leading and more senior roles. More pathways are also being built as technology advances and new processes develop, A good example of this is fire resistant glazing. Some roles will involve working under hot conditions and many are factory-based. An ability to work with tools, a happiness to work outdoors in all weathers, good attention to detail and working well with customers are all regular requirements.

Duration: 12 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and science

Entry requirements: GCSEs in English, maths and science or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03803

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies