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: