Car valet

Alternative titles for this job include Vehicle valets, car cleaners

Car valets clean the inside and outside of motor vehicles.

Average salary (a year)

£15,000 Starter

to

£21,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

43 to 45 variable

You could work

evenings / weekends / bank holidays as customers demand

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How to become a car valet

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  • applying directly

Direct Application

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.

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What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • 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
  • customer service skills
  • physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity
  • the ability to operate and control equipment
  • the ability to organise your time and workload
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You may need a driving licence for some jobs.

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this role you could:

  • use high-pressure hoses to clean vehicles
  • follow manufacturer's instructions for using cleaning products safely
  • clean windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors
  • vacuum and shampoo upholstery and carpets
  • wax and polish bodywork
  • apply gels and other finishes to bumpers and trims
  • steam clean engines, frames and wheel arches
  • collect and deliver vehicles, or move and park vehicles on site

Working environment

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

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Career path and progression

You could become a team leader or supervisor, or go on to start your own business.

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