You can apply directly to work as a car valet. There are no set requirements, but it may be useful if you've got some experience in the motor trade, or in a related area like industrial or office cleaning.
How to become a car valet
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
You can get more advice about working as a car valet from Autocity.
What it takes
Skills and knowledge
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work on your own
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- sensitivity and understanding
- customer service skills
- physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
- the ability to operate and control equipment
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Restrictions and requirements
What you'll do
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- using high-pressure hoses to clean vehicles
- cleaning windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors
- vacuuming and shampooing upholstery and carpets
- waxing and polishing surfaces
- applying gels and other finishes to bumpers and trims
- steaming clean engines, frames and wheel arches
- collecting and delivering vehicles
You could work at a garage, at a car dealership, in a workshop or at a client's business.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.
You may need to wear a uniform and protective clothing.
Career path and progression
You could go on to start your own business.
Apprenticeships In England
We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a car valet right now.
The Find an apprenticeship service can help you with your search, send alerts when new apprenticeships become available and has advice on how to apply.
Courses In England
- Provider: KIRKLEES COLLEGE
- Start date: 04 September 2019
- Location: HUDDERSFIELD
JobsIn the United Kingdom
The Find a job service can help you with your search for jobs and send alerts when new jobs become available.
Exam results helpline
Received your exam results? Speak to a careers adviser for advice on the options available to you.
Call 0800 100 900 from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers.
Follow us on Twitter for more support.
Take an assessment to learn more about your skills and the careers that might suit you.