How to become a cleaner
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You may be able to take a Level 2 Certificate in cleaning principles.
There are no set entry requirements for this route but it may help you to get in if you have:
- GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths
The following apprenticeship may be relevant to this role:
- Level 2 Healthcare cleaning operative
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply for jobs with cleaning companies or any organisation that employs their own cleaners. There are no set entry requirements, but you'll need to show employers that you're reliable and able to do the job.
Experience can help, particularly if you're looking for specialised cleaning work.
You can find out more about careers in cleaning from The British Institute of Cleaning Science.