Cleaners provide the highest level of cleaning service within their area of responsibility. They may be cleaning in an office, shop, care home or hospital.
Experience: No prior experience necessary.
Work hours: Typically 1-40 hours per week. There can be varied shift patterns including night shifts.
We've helped many Beam members start work as a cleaning operative, see their stories here.
Day to day
Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, etc.
Stocking and supplying designated areas
Performing and documenting routine inspection and maintenance activities
Carry out heavy cleaning tasks and special projects
Pros and cons of a cleaning role
✅ Equipment, cleaning products, PPE, and uniform are provided
✅ You may be able to work flexibly
❌ It can be hard, physically demanding work and you may need to handle heavy equipment and machinery
❌ May be dealing with strong cleaning chemicals and supplies
❌ The role may require you to work unsocial hours such as night shifts and weekends
Where to look for a role
There are many employers currently hiring and use search terms such as "cleaner" or "cleaning operative" on jobs boards.
Some companies to get you started: