Car ValetJob Description:
Car valets clean the inside and outside of motor vehicles.Job Category:
What you will do:
In this role you could:
- use high-pressure hoses to clean vehicles
- follow manufacturer’s instructions for using cleaning products safely
- clean windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors
- vacuum and shampoo upholstery and carpets
- wax and polish bodywork
- apply gels and other finishes to bumpers and trims
- steam clean engines, frames and wheel arches
- collect and deliver vehicles, or move and park vehicles on site
- physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity
- the ability to operate and control equipment
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
As well as:
To become a car valet, specific subjects are not typically required. Car valeting is a practical and skill-based profession that primarily requires hands-on experience and attention to detail. However, certain subjects and skills can be beneficial if you’re considering a career in this field. Here are some subjects and skills that can be helpful:
- English Language: Effective communication skills, including reading and understanding cleaning instructions and workplace policies, can be important in this role, especially if you interact with customers.
- Mathematics: Basic math skills can be useful for tasks like calculating cleaning product dilutions, estimating costs, and managing inventory.
- Physical Education (PE): Car valeting often involves physically demanding work, such as washing, waxing, and detailing vehicles, so being physically fit can be an asset.
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
You can apply directly to work as a car valet. There are no set requirements, but it may be useful if you’ve got some experience in the motor trade, or in a related area like industrial or office cleaning.
Working Hours and Environment:
Typically you could work 43 to 45 hours a week, occasionally including evenings, weekends, or holidays.
You could work at a garage, at a car dealership, in a workshop or at a client’s business.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.
You may need to wear a uniform and protective clothing.
Career Path & Progression:
You could become a team leader or supervisor, or go on to start your own business.