Maintenance operatives keep buildings in good running order by carrying out general repairs and maintenance.
- Repairing roofing and guttering
- Painting walls
- Hanging doors and fitting skirting boards
- Repairing or re-building walls
- Fitting kitchens and bathrooms, and tile walls and floors
- Undertaking small plumbing repairs and minor electrical tasks
- Performing checks on security and fire appliances
- Masonry work such as external walls or steps, laying slabs, erecting fences, laying vinyl flooring, and glazing and replacing glass
- Physically demanding so a maintenance operative must be fit
- Newly Trained maintenance operatives can earn in the region of £20,000 - £25,000
- Trained with experience maintenance operatives can earn in the region of £25,000 - £30,000
- Self-employed maintenance operatives set their own pay rates
Qualifications & TrainingYou do not need any specific qualifications but it helps to have the Welsh Baccalaureate, GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) in maths and English. A good way into this career is through an apprenticeship, where you work towards NVQ Level 2 in Maintenance Operations. To search for apprenticeship vacancies in your area, visit the Government's vacancy matching site, or in Wales, Careers Wales.