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Window Fitter

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Window fitters install new or replacement windows and doors in houses and commercial premises. They work with wood, aluminium, UPVC and glass. They work in small teams, often a fitter and an assistant.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2018 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 2-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £177.45
Year 2 – £230.10.

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

Once qualified, salaries can range from £350 to over £800 a week. You may get extra allowances for overtime.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for jobs with a glazing or window fitting company, with a company specialising in building conservatories, or with a building contractor.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2565
3.3 %
RISE
2023
2650
  United Kingdom
2018
29519
1 %
RISE
2023
29825

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

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