Car Valet

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A car valet, also known as valeter, cleans the inside and outside of cars. It takes a few hours to give a car a full valet.

The Work

You could be:


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). At present this is £4.00 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.55 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £6.95 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24 (October 2016).

As of 1 April 2016 there is a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 for workers 25 and over. The NMW still applies to those 24 and under, although some organisations offer the NLW to all employees, regardless of age. Overtime and bonuses can increase your pay.


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Getting In

You could find work with a car valet company, a car dealer company or a car rental firm.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:


Getting On

After gaining experience, you could move on, for example to self-employment.


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Cleaning Science
Tel: 01604 678710
Twitter: @BICSc_UK

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) (Scotland)
Tel: 01992 511521
Website (2):
Twitter: @The_IMI

The Institute of the Motor Industry is sector skills council for the automotive retail industry. Autocity is their careers portal with 150 job profiles and videos.

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