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Cleaner

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A cleaner does cleaning and general housework duties, usually inside a building, although some clean inside buses, trains or aeroplanes. You usually specialise in cleaning a particular type of place such as a domestic cleaner in a private home, an industrial cleaner in an office or public place, or a hospital cleaner.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

You may be able to earn more by doing overtime or night shifts. As a supervisor you could earn around £13.00 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are found with contract cleaning companies, domestic cleaning agencies and local authorities or you could be self-employed.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
59594
2.7 %
RISE
2029
61218
  United Kingdom
2024
637432
2.7 %
RISE
2029
654531

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

If you are working for a large agency you can apply for promotion to a supervisory position. Many cleaners are self-employed.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Cleaning Science
Tel: 01604 678710
E-mail: info@bics.org.uk
Website: http://www.bics.org.uk
Twitter: @BICSc_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBICSc/

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