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Window Cleaner

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A window cleaner cleans the windows and glass panels of houses, offices, factories, shops, hospitals, schools and other buildings.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £4.35 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over.

Self-employed earnings vary depending on rates charged and the amount of business.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most window cleaners are self-employed. Those that are require liability insurance.

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
1622
0.5 %
FALL
2024
1614
  United Kingdom
2019
10917
2.4 %
RISE
2024
11175

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

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/

Federation of Window Cleaners
Tel: 0161 432 8754
E-mail: info@f-w-c.co.uk
Website: http://www.f-w-c.co.uk
Twitter: @FWC1947

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association International (IRATA)
Tel: 01233 754600
E-mail: info@irata.org
Website: http://www.irata.org
Twitter: @IRATARopeAccess
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IRATA.Official

If you require information on Training Courses please contact an IRATA Training Company direct. These are listed on the IRATA Companies page on the website.

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