Cleaners carry out general cleaning of offices, shops and homes. Domestic cleaners keep people’s homes clean and tidy. They do a variety of different tasks such as mop floors, use vacuum cleaners on carpets, and dust and polish furniture. They clean the bathrooms, showers and toilets and may do the ironing or clean the windows. Industrial cleaners work in offices, schools, shops, factories and other types of workplace. They keep them clean and tidy.
Industrial cleaners empty the bins, dust and polish furniture, and clean the floors. They also clean the toilets and washrooms. They make sure there is enough soap, paper towels and toilet paper.
- General cleaning in industrial buildings, homes or offices to keep areas presentable and safe
- Vacuum carpets
- Dust and polish
- Empty bins
- Clean toilets and bathrooms
Many cleaners are self-employed. Others are employed by cleaning companies that can be large or small. They can work in people’s homes as a domestic cleaner or in offices, schools, hospitals and other workplaces.
Cleaners do most of their work indoors .
The hours they work depend on how many customers they have and when their customers need them. On average cleaners work around 37-40 hours a week although many roles can be part time.
Salary varies but on average starting salary is around £13,000.
You can apply for jobs with cleaning companies or any organisation that employs their own cleaners. There are no set entry requirements, but you’ll need to show employers that you’re reliable and able to do the job.