Cleaners and domestics

£18,200

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

40

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

5.20%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Cleaners and domestics clean interiors of private houses, shops, hotels, schools, offices and other buildings.

Qualifications

No academic qualifications are required. On-the-job training may be provided. NVQs/SVQs in Cleaning: Building Interiors are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Typical tasks

  • scrubs, washes, sweeps and polishes floors, corridors and stairs;
  • dusts and polishes furniture and fittings;
  • cleans toilets and bathrooms;
  • washes down walls and ceilings;
  • empties ashtrays, waste bins and removes rubbish.

Common job titles

Bedder (college)
Maker, bed (school, university)
Domestic
Help, home
Technician, cleaning
Scout (college)
Cleaner, house
Housemaid
Cleaner, night
Sweeper, tube
Maid, house
Servant
Cleaner, school
Cleaner, domestic
Closer, night (fast food outlet)
Maid, room
Chambermaid
Cleaner, canteen
Operator, service (cleaning)
Cleaner, room, show
Polisher, floor
Cleaner, yard
Cleaner, telephone
Charlady
Assistant, services, hotel
Maid, chalet
Servant, college
Cleaner, station (railways)
Assistant, general (cleaning)
Assistant, housekeeping
Contractor, cleaning
Assistant, house, boarding
Cleaner
Maid, ward
Cleaner, closet
Cleaner-doorman
Worker, house (domestic service)
Cleaner, room, mess
Attendant, room (hotel)
Maker, bed (residential home)
Houseman (domestic service)
Cleaner, kiosk, telephone
Helper, domestic
Porter-cleaner
Cleaner, general
Assistant, bedroom (hotel)
Charwoman
Cleaner, workshop
Attendant, room, hotel
Houseman (hotel)
Servant, domestic
Sweeper
Assistant, matron's
Operator, sterilizer, telephone
Maidservant
Operative, domestic
Worker, domestic
Servant, daily
Maker, bed (hospital service)
Help (domestic service)
Assistant, domestic
Chambermaid-housekeeper
Cleaner, office
Cleaner, warehouse
Help, daily
Carer, domestic
Orderly, domestic (hospital service)
Assistant, household
Sweeper-up
Hand, general (hotel)
Cleaner, bar (catering)
Cleaner, floor
Parlourmaid
Help, domestic
Cleaner, church
Houseman, school
Cleaner, berth
Controller, hygiene
Assistant, room (hotel)
Cleaner, kitchen
Cleaner, hospital
Maid, chamber
Cleaner, library
Assistant, hygiene
Officer, service, ward
Attendant, cleaning
Steward, house
Steriliser (telephone sterilising service)
Man, cabin (mine: not coal)
Cleaner, shop
Lady, cleaning
Engineer, domestic
Cleaner, bank
Parlourman
Assistant, chalet
Maid

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.