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Car Valet

A car valeter uses a power washer to clean a blue car

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:

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. Overtime and bonuses can increase your pay.

Recently job postings have advertised salaries of around £15,000 to £25,000 a year.

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

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4466
1.7 %
RISE
2029
4542
  United Kingdom
2024
29201
2.4 %
RISE
2029
29910

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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.

More Information

For more information please see organisation below:

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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