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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:

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 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over. Overtime and bonuses can increase your pay.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You could find work with a car valet company, a car dealer company or a car rental firm. You could start up your own mobile valet business.

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
2018
2727
3 %
RISE
2023
2810
  United Kingdom
2018
31281
2.4 %
RISE
2023
32026

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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

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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/

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) (Scotland)
Tel: 01992 511521
E-mail: qualsdevelopment@theimi.org.uk
Website: http://www.theimi.org.uk/local/imi-scotland
Website (2): http://www.autocity.org.uk/
Twitter: @The_IMI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theimipage/

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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Garage Services

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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