Room Attendant

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A room attendant cleans the public areas and bedrooms in hotels and guest houses.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2022 the National Minimum Wage is £4.81 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.83 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £9.18 an hour for workers aged 21 to 22. The National Living Wage is £9.50 for workers aged 23 and over. With experience this can rise up to £10.00 an hour.

If you are living-in, there may be a deduction for board and lodgings.


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Getting In

Tourism and catering are growth areas. There are hotels in every Scottish town and city as well as in rural areas. There are also jobs in guesthouses, holiday centres and student residences.

What Does it Take?

You need:


Getting On

After gaining experience, you can apply for promotion to floor housekeeper and then housekeeping manager.


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Tel: 020 7921 0420
Website (2):
Twitter: @Springboard_UK

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

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