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Street Cleaning Operative

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Street cleaning operatives clean pavements, roads and other public areas in towns and cities. They use special cleaning vehicles and machines, or sometimes brushes and shovels.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Pay rates for street cleaning operatives in Scotland vary, but recent vacancies in Scotland have been in the range of £14,470 to £19,928 a year.

Additional payments for working shifts, including nightshift, may increase your salary up to around £22,000. Your employer will provide you with uniform and protective clothing.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You can search for jobs on the local authority website www.myjobscotland.gov.uk or the Find a Job website.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1770
3.7 %
RISE
2024
1835
  United Kingdom
2019
14381
2.6 %
RISE
2024
14752

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

With experience, you could become a supervisor.

Contacts

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