Glass Industry Occupations
Scotland’s glass industry covers glazing, fenestration, manufacturing and more. Increase your understanding of glass making techniques such as casting and blowing. Work with a range of specialist material like crystal, optical and medical glass. Learn about the process of fenestration and apply your knowledge to fixing the facades of different buildings.
There is a demand for people with glass making skills in Scotland. Help to fix window panes as a glazing technician. Create beautiful pieces of art as a glass blower. Work with the latest equipment as a glass cutter. The apprenticeship is designed to help you be successful in the industry and contribute in a positive way.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 or Level 6.
Glazing at SCQF Level 5
Fenestration installation at SCQF Level 5
Glass Processing at SCQF Level 5
Fabrication of Glass Supporting Systems at SCQF Level 5
Installing domestic fascias, soffits & bargeboards at SCQF Level 5
Automotive Glazing at SCQF Level 5
Glazing at SCQF Level 6
Glass Processing at SCQF Level 6
Fabrication of Glass Supporting Systems at SCQF Level 6
Fenestration Installation and Surveying at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Promote and maintain health and safety in the glazing environment
Lead the glazing work at glazing sites
Resolve technical problems at glazing sites
Cut glass for a variety of properties
Apply window film to glass
Cut glass from complex shapes
Glaze structural glass installations
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as creative design and glass repair.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies with a technical apprenticeship in glass production or get a full-time job.
Further education: Enhance your technical skills by studying for a bachelor’s degree in design. This could lead to an advanced qualification like a Masters in glass crafts. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the glass industry. Several roles are listed below:
Glass production operative
Glass processing technician
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.