Flat glass technologists manufacture all kinds of glass panes like insulated glazing, safety glass, glass for vitrines or doors. Next to the deployment of modern machines, hereby a lot of handiwork is done as well. For example, the glasses have to be cut to size and grinded, some of them are sandblasted and still others have to be bent warm. Within the manufacturing process flat glass technologists continously have to control the quality of the of the intermediate and the final product. Insofar the profession of the flat glass technologist demands next to carftsmanship a high degree of accuracy. Flat glass technologists predominantly work within the manufacturing industry.
In the training company the trainees learn for example:
Beyond that, knowledge about topics like rights and duties during the apprenticeship, organisation of the training company and environment protection are being imparted during the whole apprenticeship.
In order to be allowed to carry out this occupation, as a general rule one needs a completed professional training as flat glass technologist or flat glass mechanic (forerunner of this occupation). Legally there is no particular, mandatory, educational background in order to gain access to the apprenticeship. However, the firms predominantly hire new trainees with the German Hauptschulabschluss or completed secondary education.
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