Windscreen Fitter

Job Description:

Windscreen fitters repair and replace damaged glass on cars, vans, buses and lorries.

Job Category:
Automotive & Aviation

What you will do:

Day-to-day tasks

Day to day, you could:

  • drive to meet the customer or welcome them to the workshop
  • assess the damage to glass
  • advise the customer on repair options
  • repair small chips in glass with resin
  • disconnect electrical wiring, like window controls on larger jobs
  • remove trims from around windows
  • remove and replace damaged glass
  • record work details for each job
  • process payments


You’ll need:

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

As well as:

  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • the ability to organise your time and workload (organisation skills)
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use your initiative (ambition)
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others (teamwork skills)
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Entry Requirements:

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly


You could do a college course. In the UK, for example, courses include: Certificate or Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair. These courses may help when looking for work.


You can get into this job through an automotive glazing technician advanced apprenticeship.

Direct Application

There are no set entry requirements when applying directly for vacancies, but experience in the motor trade as a mechanic or body repairer would be helpful.

Working Hours and Environment:

A typical week consists of 45-47 hours of work. You could be required to work on call as per the customers demand.

You could work in a fast-fit centre, at a car dealership, at a client’s business, at a client’s home or on call-out to wherever the car owner is.

Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and involve using chemicals.

You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.

Career Path & Progression:

With more training you could become a vehicle mechanic, breakdown engineer or workshop supervisor.

You could also start your own windscreen repair company.