£18,720 Average salary at age 20
£25,480 Average Salary
45 Average hours per week


Job holders in this unit group clean manufactured goods, plant and machinery, and industrial, commercial and other premises.

Main Tasks

  • Uses industrial hoovering, polishing, pressure washer, steam cleaning and sandblasting equipment to clean commercial and industrial premises, public buildings and building exteriors;
  • Dismantles engines, boilers, furnaces and other industrial plant and machinery, cleans component parts and reassembles equipment;
  • Washes, rinses, dries and cleans manufactured goods, and stacks cleaned articles ready for removal.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs covering various aspects of industrial cleaning are available at Levels 1 and 2. Qualifications are also offered by the British Institute of Cleaning Science.

UK Prospects

14900 Workforce Size
0.86% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
2772 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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