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Industrial cleaning process occupation

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


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

Typical Education Level

Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 22% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for industrial cleaning process occupation is £15,405

737 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 737. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for industrial cleaning process occupation roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £15,405 per year. That is about £1,284 per month or £7.90 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,183, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,743

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 737 people are employed in the region.

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