The Glass and Glazing Federation will be promoting the industry to more than 6,000 school and college students at the Apprenticeship and Education Event to be held later this month in Birmingham.

“It is estimated that the construction industry needs an additional 50,000 skilled workers, including from the glass, glazing and fenestration industries to meet the Government’s net zero objective,” said technical officer & training manager John Mannell, “so it is imperative that we play our part in attracting new talent to the sector.”

“The glazing industry has so many different jobs to offer across installation, manufacture, human resources, marketing, and sales, to name just a few, it is important that we are represented at these sorts of events. And if students of school leaving age want more information about jobs available now, they can access the industry Jobs Board that sits on both the GGF and Fensa websites.

The event will be the first apprenticeship fair the federation is attending this year, with another following in October.”

John concluded: “As the most influential trade association in the industry, with GGF members making up over 60% of the sector’s £4billion annual turnover, we are well positioned to raise awareness and represent the sector.

“Also, with our own Skilled Pathways Scheme already in place, we have an inside working knowledge of apprenticeships that we can share with the young people attending apprenticeship fairs.”

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