Do you find there is no better feeling than seeing your home spotless? As a result, are you rarely seen without your rubber gloves on, to ensure that it always looks this way? Well, if you are that passionate about cleaning, then you could turn it into a career! It is a job that can easily fit around your life and you could even end up setting up your own business. Interested? Then here is how to get involved:
You do not need any formal qualifications to become a cleaner, however previous experience is helpful – especially if you are looking for a more specialised role.
If you join a company, you will usually receive training on the job. Depending on your role and who you work for, you may have the opportunity to complete qualifications, such as:
Level 1: Award in Practical Cleaning Skills
Level 2: Certificate in Cleaning and Support Service Skills
Level 3: Diploma in Supervision Skills
You may also wish, particularly if you plan on setting up your own cleaning company, to take on training through the British Institute of Cleaning Science or work towards a University Certificate in Cleaning Management.
You could also train for a more specialist role: there are courses available in areas such as infection control for hospitals, forensic cleaning of crime scenes or specialist cleaning of landmarks, such as the Big Ben clock face or the London Eye.
Join a company
If you want to join a company, and enjoy all the benefits that come with it such as paid holiday, uniform, equipment and working in a team, then it couldn’t be easier. Take a look at brands such as Molly Maid, where you could obtain a position as a Route Manager or an Assistant, either on a full or part-time basis.
Work for yourself
You could of course work for yourself, as an individual simply offering your services via an advert in the local shop or by creating a presence on social media. Or you could set up your own company, with employees – however bear in mind there is a lot more involved with this and it will, of course, take a while to build up a reputation and therefore a customer base.
You will also need to supply your own equipment, do all the paperwork and so on. Therefore, it might be a good idea to start out working for a company first, to build up some experience and then go from there.