How to become a laundry worker
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could do a Commercial Laundry Operative Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship to get into this job.
This takes around 1 year to complete.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly for jobs. Experience in dry-cleaning or commercial clothes pressing may give you an advantage, although many employers will train you on the job.
Customer care skills would also be useful, for example from working in retail or hospitality.
You can find out more about working in laundry and dry cleaning services from the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers.