GGF Skilled Pathways for Trainees

If you’re looking for a career then glazing will provide you with all the opportunities, friendships, skills and rewards you could ever wish for. We’re looking for anyone who wants to forge a new career and a willingness to learn with industry-leading organisations. The GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme has been set up with your future in mind

Glazing Industry

The glazing industry has a number of exciting opportunities for the next generation of workers to have a major impact on UK construction and the look and feel of homes up and down the country.

Glazing is a £4 billion industry that employs 100,000 people across the UK, The glazing industry attracts creative, passionate and hard-working people. Sound like you? Learn new skills, become an expert and stand out from the crowd.

Courses and Qualifications

The training in the GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme is a mixture of physical and remote learning taking place on your company’s premises, however, your trainee will need to attend off-site training.

The GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme has been supported by GQA the awarding body for the glass sector and all those who complete the course will receive a certificate and also NVQ Level 2 qualification.

You will be on the scheme for 18-24 months and during that time the following ‘off the job’ learning will be provided:

  • Day Introduction Course Including (essential industry knowledge, manual handling & storage of glass, health & safety training)
  • CSCS Course
  •  Eror reduction tools course
  • 3 hour risk assessing course
  • Alternate 6 weekly digital calls – 3 hours
  • Alternate 6 weekly face to face sessions with their assessors – 1 day

Glass & Glazing Pathways

The GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme current programs:

    Glazing (live)

  • Glass Processing (live)
  • Fenestration (live)
  • Fire Resistant glazing (in development for 2023)
  • Window Film application (in development for 2023)
  • The above is not an exhaustive list and will be added
    to over time.

A Time Served Trade For Life

Learn on the job

You don’t have to go to university to earn good money. The GGF Skilled Pathways scheme enables young professionals to join the glazing industry, start earning money now and learn a trade.

There’s no cost to join and the GGF and your new employer will pay for your training through the scheme.

Earn While You Learn

Because trainees learn on-the-job you’ll be working for an employer and getting real-world training to ensure you’ll be learning the skills required to set you up in your career. You can use your experiences to develop leadership and management expertise as well. You’ll receive all the support and guidance you need from industry experts to help you forge a successful career in the glazing industry.

Who Can Apply?

The GGF Skilled Pathways Scheme is open to candidates eager to start work, earn good money and learn the skills to give themselves a head start in an exciting industry.

As long as you’re 16 or over and are looking for on the job training then this could be exactly
what you’re looking for.

Interviews with Skilled Pathways Scheme trainees

Training Milestones & Roadmap

Employee Safety Assessment

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Skilled Pathways Application

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