How to become a cleaner
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could do a college course in Cleaning or Cleaning Principles to get some of the skills and knowledge you'll need in this job.
There are no set entry requirements for this route.
You could do a Healthcare Cleaning Operative Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
This is useful if you want to work in hospitals, care homes or other places that need to clean to a high standard.
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 that you're reliable and able to do the job.
If you're looking for specialised cleaning work such as in a medical setting, it can help to have some experience.
You can find out more about careers in cleaning from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).