Trade Training

Are you interested in becoming a qualified tradesperson in the window industry?

The industry offers a wide range of opportunities and rewarding careers for men and women of all ages.

Starting with students looking for a practical trade, we can offer work experience to help you decide on your career choices.

We also need graduates in a range of disciplines ranging from engineering, computer science, graphics, marketing, as well as sales, estimating, marketing and the like.

For all trades training in:
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Aluminium Joinery

Glass and Glazing Careers

Correctly fitting glass is essential for letting in the right amount of light, framing views correctly, and providing protection from the elements. Within the industry there are three areas to specialise in:

Glazing

Install glass products and related structures. Understand different types of glass, like toughened glass, solar controlled and specially coated glass and insulation systems. Install glass in timber, metal and PVC frames; or in other parts of buildings, like frameless glass shower doors and screens. Master techniques to cut irregular glass shapes on-site from working drawings.

Glass processing

Prepare and process glass before it is delivered to site for installation. Understand different types of glass, as well as methods like:

  • optimising
  • cutting
  • processing Insulating Glass Units (IGUs)
  • notching glass to regular and irregular shapes
  • drilling and countersinking
  • edgeworking
  • manually processing toughened and heat strengthened glass
  • the safe loading of glass for transportation.

 

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Glass and glazing qualifications

The BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) manages apprenticeships for glass specialists.  More information can be found here

Aluminium Joinery Careers

Aluminium Joinery training is on-the-job where you learn as you earn. You must be employed in a window manufacturing or glazing business to obtain the training.

Aluminium joinery qualifications

The BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) manages apprenticeships for aluminium joinery specialists.  More information can be found here