Working in partnership with training experts, Total Support Training and the industry
awarding body, GQA Qualifications, the GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme aims to
create trajectory and fund training for trainees of up to
£4000 per GGF Member Company as part of the pilot scheme.
The GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme will set a clear career pathway that will attract new people into the sector including those leaving school and college. The training funding will be based around the GGF Glazing Manual which contains the industry’s most accurate and up to date technical information and guidance. The GGF has set the following criteria for companies taking part in the Skilled Pathways Scheme.
- Each GGF Member will need to appoint a dedicated mentor for the trainee to help steer the trainee through training and qualifications
- Funding will apply to trainees who are employed by a GGF Member
- Employers must agree to the GGF vetting criteria
- Employers receiving GGF funding must fund the balance of the training costs
- All funding payments will be linked to milestone achievements.
- Funding for training and qualifications will cover two years
The GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme will start with a
pilot in January 2022, with up to 20 trainees in the
- Glazing (available from April 2022)
- Glass Processing (available from April 2022)
- Fenestration (in development for 2022)
- Fire Resistant glazing (in development for 2022)
- Window Film application (in development for 2022)
The above is not an exhaustive list and will be added
to over time.