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Transport valeters clean and polish cars, lorries, vans, buses and other vehicles. They clean outside of the vehicle. They wash any dirt from the wheels, body and underside. They then remove any rubbish from the inside, vacuum it out and shampoo the seats. They clean the windows and mirrors, then go back outside and polish the body.
- Use hoses to clean vehicles
- Clean windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors
- Vacuum and shampoo upholstery and carpets
- Wax and polish bodywork
- Apply gels and other finishes to bumpers and trims
- Steam clean engines, frames and wheel arches
Many transport valeters are employed by garages, car dealerships, and transport companies.
Transport valeters do most of their work outdoors, which can be in all weathers.
Transport valeters on average work around 37-40 hours a week.
Salary varies but on average starting salary is around £15,000 but this would depend on the number of cars you cleaned.
You can apply directly to work as a transport valet. There are no set requirements, but it may be useful if you’ve got some experience in a related area like industrial or office cleaning.