How to become a laundry worker
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You can do an intermediate apprenticeship for textile care operatives.
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.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers for professional development training and the latest industry information.
You can find out more about working in laundry services from the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers.