The Cleaning Industry

What can the cleaning industry offer you?

Whether it is cleaning windows or polishing wooden floors, the cleaning industry has a wide range of levels and specialities that are all fairly easy to get into.

The key thing to consider when looking for a role in the cleaning industry is how long you’d like to work in it and if you want your career to progress.

Cleaning is one of the industries that always have jobs available, making up for over a million jobs in the UK alone. The industry is typically split into two sectors: Commercial and residential.

Commercial cleaning

Commercial cleaning is the bigger section within the cleaning industry with a focus on experience and previous training.

Some of the most common jobs within the commercial cleaning category are office cleaners.

Office cleaners have the important role of making sure that offices are cleaned every day, ensuring they are left tidy and sanitary, ready for the next day of work.

This is a particularly important role as they play a big part in workplace health and safety.

Many office cleaners such as these office cleaners in Crawley will offer a range of services and will not only do office cleaning but offer other commercial cleaning services.

Residential Cleaning

While a smaller sector of the cleaning industry, residential cleaning makes up for many jobs in the UK, particularly for students and people working on a short-term basis.

Housekeeping is the main kind of residential cleaning with some of the following features:

  • Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures.
  • Cleaning and sanitising toilets, showers/bathtubs, countertops, and sinks.
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area.
  • Making beds and changing linens.
  • Washing windows.
  • Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs.

Find a residential cleaning job

While housekeeping jobs often require less training, employers will like to see that you have experience working in this area and in some cases will like to see that you have good people skills, as you may have to work in family homes or places with lots of people.

Many cleaning companies will take you on without any prior training or experience as it is generally easy to train new employees quickly.

Find out how you can gain experience and training as a cleaner here.

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