Pay for glaziers varies depending on experience and where they work. Those in areas of high demand such as Auckland and Christchurch usually get paid a little more.
Source : Trade Me Jobs, 'Salary Guide', 2016; Careers New Zealand research, 2016.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Glaziers may do some or all of the following :
Glaziers need to have :
Glaziers who are self-employed also need business skills.
There are no specific entry requirements to become a glazier. However, employers often prefer to employ someone with a qualification or willing to become qualified.
To become a qualified glazier you need to complete an apprenticeship and gain a glazing qualification :
The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation oversees glaziers' apprenticeships.
No specific secondary education is required for this job, but NCEA Level 2 English, maths, science and design and visual communication are useful.
Year 11 and 12 students can learn more about the construction industry, and gain relevant skills, by doing a National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades (Level 1 and 2) through the BConstructive programme.
For Year 11 to 13 students, the Gateway programme is a good way to gain industry experience.
These programmes may help you gain an apprenticeship, but do not reduce the amount of time it takes to complete it.
Glaziers need to be :
Useful experience for glaziers includes any work in the glass or building construction industries.
Glaziers need to have strong arms and a strong back as they lift heavy sheets of glass. They also need to have steady hands.