From gardener to landscape architect, and from housekeeping attendant to maintenance supervisor, thousands of building and landscape maintenance experts work towards making our living environment more attractive and healthy, be it urban or more rural areas, while at the same time respecting nature and the environment.
Making a difference to all the places we live, work and play, professionals in these sectors can be either full-time or part-time workers with a term, casual or seasonal status. They enjoy working inside and outdoors and are also in good physical shape with a high level of manual dexterity. Team spirit, autonomy, a sense of initiative, attention to detail and reliability are some of the other qualities they possess.
Jobs in building and landscape maintenance hinge on both real-estate development and the trends that shape the industries in which these employees work, in particular in the construction sector and janitorial and cleaning services.
Specific training is not required in order to have access to these occupations. They often serve as a gateway to more specialized and better paid professions in the building and landscape maintenance sectors. The profession’s labour pool is quite extensive and includes both young people with limited education looking for their first work experience that will enable them to apply for better-paid jobs and less educated adults who have already worked in other fields. All have the option of working wherever they want according to their skills.