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Expected to earn

The rate for a maintenance worker is usually between £11-15 depending. However, if you become Head of estates, the salary can be as much as £50,000 p.a.

Skills and values

There are a range of skills and values that are need for a maintenance role. These include:

  • Good verbal, digital, written and numeracy skills
  • Understanding or experience in social care settings
  • Background of plumbing, as an electrician
  • Good knowledge of health and safety in the workplace

Entry requirements

Although there are no set qualifications needed for entry level, previous experience in any of the above-mentioned areas may help. It is necessary to have good written, verbal and numeracy skills and where possible, some experience working in health or social care.

What roles can I do to gain experience?

Any role that gives you experience in such areas as plumbing, painting and decoration, electrics or gardening, etc.

A carer role of any sort.

Opportunities to develop

With more experience, you will be able to undertake more training to broaden your role. You may be able to do a qualification such as an apprenticeship so that you can continue earning and working while you study. There may be opportunities to progress into more senior maintenance roles, or you may be given the chance to work in a different part of the sector, such as a care assistant or personal assistant should you want to explore further afield.

What's next

A move up to a more senior role.

A move into a different area or speciality.

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