Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice
Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice is committed to bridging the growing skills gap by working closely with employers and other organisations to attract new entrants to the industry, and by upskilling the existing workforce to inspire them to see the industry as a home for their long term career ambitions, and not just a job for now.
Our aim is to inform, encourage, support and inspire
The aim of Building Our Skills is to inform people what a great industry Fenestration, Glass and Glazing is, and what a great place it is to make a career.
Our role is to try and encourage people from a wide range of groups to think about the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industry as a home for their career.
Building Our Skills is here to support employers, employees and new entrants to the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industry in any way we can.
Through the work of our supporters we want to inspire others to join the industry, and those already employed in it to make it their career of choice, and not just a job for now.
The Industry, its Career Paths, Building Our Skills
The Fenestration, Glass and Glazing Industry
The Fenestration, Glass and Glazing Industry has been around for hundreds of years and today contributes £4.6 billion annually to the UK economy. The industry is dynamic and diverse and truly representative of today’s society, while its products are amongst the most technically advanced, thermally efficient and environmentally friendly ever.Find Out More
Industry Career Paths
The Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industry offers over 50 dedicated career paths whether you want to work outside on site, or inside, in a factory, warehouse or office and there are genuine opportunities for progression in all. The industry employs thousands of people, has a turnover of over £4.6 billion per year and is pivotal to the UK economy. Why not consider our industry for your career?Find Out More
Building our Skills & the Team
The Core team behind Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice is supported by the energy and enthusiasm of many others who have spent the bulk of their careers in the industry. We thank them for their support. The Directors of Building Our Skills, John, Chris and Mick are supported by Mark, Shaun, Martin and Viv on a daily basis, and many others more occasionally.Find Out More
The ‘Inspiring the Future’ Campaign
We need to inspire a future workforce for the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing Industry – This campaign is the start of that journey. Why not get involved and become one of our industry volunteers?Find Out More
Inspiration Days Programme
Following discussions with key stakeholders in the Education Sector, Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice is set to launch an Inspiration Days programme.
Find Out More
Curriculum based industry content
Building Our Skills is working with key stakeholders in the Education Sector to create industry based content that ties in to the National Curriculum. This is an ongoing process and we will release more information as soon as it is available.Find Out More
Working with the Armed Forces
Working with the armed forces is a great way to bridge the skills gapFind Out More
Working with the Ministry of Justice
Working with the Ministry of Justice is another great way to help bridge the skills gapFind Out More
Practical Training Academy
Our vision is to train the industry’s new entrants to the highest standards as a foundation for a great careerFind Out More
Contact us, today!
If you would like to get involved with Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice then we would be delighted to hear from you. There are so many opportunities for those in the industry to get involved – become a supporter, enlist as a volunteer in our education campaigns, become a mentor, support our academies….the list is endless.
The whole focus of Building Our Skills is to help bridge the skills gap that is facing our industry, like so many others. By raising awareness of the industry and the many exciting career paths it offers we can play a major part in helping to ensure that the industry has a the people, with the skills that it needs.