- Repair and replace windscreens on cars and other vehicles
- Work in a fixed location or travel to repair customer vehicles on location
- With further training you could progress into breakdown and recovery or vehicle mechanic work
- Assessing damage to glass
- Advising customers about repair options
- Repairing small chips in glass with resin
- Disconnecting electrical parts like window controls on larger jobs
- Removing trims from around windows
- Removing and replacing damaged glass
- Recording work details for each job
Some companies offer a basic salary with bonuses linked to how many jobs you complete. You may be given a company car or van if you're directly employed and will use this to travel from job to job. You'll need your own vehicle if you work for yourself. Alternatively, you could work at a fast-fit centre or a main car dealership.
There are no set entry requirements, but you'll need practical skills, time management skills, the ability to build trust with customers, and a willingness to work flexibly.
To get started you could do a college course like a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair, or an automotive glazing technician advanced apprenticeship.
You may also be trained to repair or calibrate instruments found on newer vehicles like parking sensors and screen cameras.
Experience in the motor trade as a mechanic or body repairer would be helpful but is not essential.
You'll also usually need a driving licence.
With more training you could become a vehicle mechanic, breakdown engineer or workshop supervisor. You could also start your own windscreen repair company.