- knowledge of building and construction
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- ambition and a desire to succeed
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- persistence and determination
- knowledge of maths
- the ability to work well with your hands
- excellent verbal communication skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- removing old windows and doors with hand and power tools
- measuring up the space for new windows or doors
- fixing units in place, making sure they’re level and secure
- sealing fittings to make them weathertight
- clearing away leftover materials
You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.
You could work at a manufacturing plant or on a construction site.
Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and at height.
With experience, you could become a window surveyor or estimator, or move into glazing sales and marketing.
You could set up your own business or take up a window fitting franchise.
You can find out more about becoming a window fitter or glazier from Go Construct.Data from National Careers Service.