Car valets clean the inside and outside of motor vehicles.
£15,000 Starter - £21,000 Experienced
43 to 45 variable (evenings / weekends / bank holidays as customers demand)
Where to start
You can get into this job through
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.
What it takes
Skills and knowledge
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work on your own
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- customer service skills
- physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity
- the ability to operate and control equipment
- the ability to organise your time and workload
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Restrictions and Requirements
You may need a driving licence for some jobs.
What you’ll do
In this role you could:
- use high-pressure hoses to clean vehicles
- follow manufacturer's instructions for using cleaning products
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
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 and progression
You could become a team leader or supervisor, or go on to start your own business.