Housekeepers will oversee the cleaning of establishments, this could be a school, hospital, nursing home or hotel. The Head of Housekeeping will be in charge of the cleaning staff and will sort out work schedules to make sure the cleaning is done in an effective and timely manner.
You can get into this job through:
You can get into this job through a hospitality supervisor advanced apprenticeship. Entry requirements
You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You may be able to work your way up from room attendant or floor manager, if you show you have the necessary skills.
You might have an advantage if you have a background in customer service, cleaning or portering.
You'll find more details about housekeeping careers through the Hospitality Guild.
Career Path and Progression
You could progress to head housekeeper or accommodation manager.
You could move into a related hotel job, like front-of-house manager, training manager, or domestic services management.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Good customer service and communication abilities
- attention to detail
- a good level of fitness
- health and safety awareness
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to use your initiative
£14,500 to £25,000