Maintenance Operatives carry out general repairs and maintenance to existing buildings. They perform tasks associated with a wide variety of different trades rather than specialising in just one area. You could be working in people's homes or on commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals, offices and shops. You will need a good general knowledge of a wide variety of different trades such as Carpentry, Bricklaying, Plastering, Plumbing and Roofing. The work is varied and may be indoors and/ or outdoors.