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Hotel room attendant

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Hotel room attendants make sure that hotel rooms are clean, tidy and inviting for guests.

Average salary (a year)

£11,500 Starter


£18,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

39 to 41 a week

You could work

early mornings on shifts

How to become

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How to become Hotel room attendant

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly


You can do a course before you apply for a job. Courses include:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Level 1 Diploma in Preparing for a Career in the Hospitality Industry
  • Level 1 Cleaning and Support Services

These courses include options in housekeeping and guest services.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course

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You can get into this job through an intermediate apprenticeship as a hospitality team member, specialising in housekeeping.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship

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Direct Application

You can apply directly to employers if you've got some of the relevant skills and knowledge needed for the job. Experience in cleaning can be useful.

Employers will be interested in your personal qualities and will expect you to be hardworking, honest and a reliable time-keeper.

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Further information

You can find out more about how to become a hotel room attendant from Caterer.com.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work on your own
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • a desire to help people
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this role you could:

  • change bed linen and towels
  • make beds
  • vacuum floors
  • dust and polish furniture
  • clean bathrooms
  • replace stocks of guest supplies
  • re-stock drinks in the mini-bar
  • identify and report maintenance issues
  • make sure that your work meets the standards set down by your employer

Working environment

You could work in a hotel.

Your working environment may be physically demanding.

You may need to wear a uniform.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

Your opportunities for progression would depend on the size of the hotel.

In larger organisations you're more likely to be able to progress to a supervisory or management job.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Apprentice Kitchen Porter

  • Wage: £11,648 a year Annually

Hospitality Team Member Apprentice

  • Wage: £9,984 a year Annually
  • Location: WHITBY

Courses In England

Hospitality Industry Level 1

  • Start date: 09 September 2024
  • Location: Ipswich

Level 1 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

  • Start date: 01 September 2024
  • Location: Selby

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