Careers in glass & glazing
A career in glass and glazing opens up a huge variety of possibilities – from running your own installation business to joining a large construction company or working on new glass-processing technologies.
The right kind of glass, correctly fitted, is essential for ensuring New Zealand’s homes and offices stay warm, dry, healthy, functional and presentable. With a history dating back several millennia, the glass and glazing industry now uses cutting-edge computer technology and innovative processes that are continually improving.
Starting from an apprenticeship, a career in glazing spans a wide range of options: from installing (in vehicles and boats, windows, balustrades and façades) to processing and preparing glass using a range of specialist equipment. Glaziers and glass processors are in high demand: some 2,700 are needed for new and replacement roles by 2024.
Whether you’re interested in joining the construction or automotive industries, doing commercial or residential installations, processing glass, or working towards a supervisory or instructing role, the glass and glazing industry offers a varied and rewarding career path, with the opportunity to develop specialised skills that will always be sought after.