Those who are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of a commercial cleaning job may have a few preconceptions about what it involves. In some cases, these may discourage job seekers from applying for a role as an office cleaner, but it can make for a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Although cleaning on a commercial scale is undoubtedly a demanding role, it’s one that does come with its fair share of benefits and advantages. Here are just a handful of reasons why you might consider applying for a cleaning job as the next step in your career progression.
1) Pride in your work
There’s nothing quite like a job well done, and the act of tidying up a dirty or disorganised space is one which affords a unique gratification not to be found in many professions. It takes a certain level of ability and no small amount patience to leave an office space spick and span, and those who undertake the job on a regular basis can and should derive pleasure and pride in their work.
Depending on the company you work for and the exact circumstances of your clients, you may find that your working schedule is quite flexible. This is especially good news for those who have to balance a hectic home life with their work, and can afford you time management benefits that the standard 9 to 5 routine just doesn’t accommodate.
3) Organisational satisfaction
Are you the kind of person who likes to see everything in its right place? If you see an untidy room, do you have an urge to tidy it up right away? If so, a cleaning job could well be the calling for you. Many people take a certain satisfaction from being responsible for the organisation and cleanliness of a space which others inhabit, so you’re not alone.
4) Valued contribution
Indeed, the work you do in making an environment clean, orderly and pleasant for other people to work in will not go unappreciated. Cleaners are the unsung heroes of the office environment, and maintaining the space for others to work their magic in is one of the most fundamental aspects of a successful business. Quality commercial cleaners are worth their weight in gold.
5) Part of a team
It’s important to remember that while you may be working alone at times, you’ll more often be deployed as part of a team, especially for larger offices, factories or working environments. In places which experience a high amount of footfall on a daily basis, it’s inevitable that all those workers will generate a large amount of waste, meaning you’ll need to form part of a team to tackle it. This gives you the chance to be part of an outfit that’s greater than the sum of its parts and meet like-minded individuals with whom you can forge lasting friendships.
6) Social aspect
These friendships aren’t necessarily limited to your co-workers, either. Offices and other workplaces generally prefer if the same individuals are dispatched to their premises on a regular basis, giving you a chance to make great working relationships with the office staff as well. Of course, the amount of interaction that you’ll have with the clients may vary significantly from place to place, but by and large, a harmonious office environment will be encouraged among all staff – including cleaners.
7) Increase your skillset
Most companies who hire you as a cleaner will provide training as part of the employment terms, giving you a chance to learn from professionals and increase your skillset. Even if no training is provided, you’ll most definitely learn a lot on the job as you’re asked to tackle new situations and solve trying problems on a daily basis. Taking on a job as a cleaner is an education in itself which will serve you well going forwards.
8) Playing to your strengths
Some people simply have a flair for cleaning and a remarkable eye for detail. If you’re the kind of person who notices when a picture is crooked by 4° or a room is ever so slightly messy, you’re likely to thrive in the role of cleaner. If it’s something you’re good at, it makes all the more sense to charge people for doing it.
9) Staying in shape
Anyone who thinks that being a cleaner doesn’t involve a good workout has never mopped a floor or scrubbed a toilet! Commercial cleaning can be a difficult and demanding job which can leave you exhausted at the end of the day – but your body will thank you for the exertion. In comparison with the sedentary lifestyle of the average office worker, you’ll be positively brimming with fitness!
10) Solid income
Last but not least, cleaning offers a solid wage with reliable hours and, depending on the company you work for, often an attractive benefits package. In the current economic climate, the importance of a consistent income should not be underestimated, and a commercial cleaning job pays just as well as many other professions out there. If you’re looking to make some money in exchange for good old-fashioned hard work, look no further.
Become a cleaner with Regional Services
Do you think you might be suited to a career with Regional Services? We’re always on the lookout for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to add to our team and regardless of your prior experience, you might just be the newest recruit we’ve been searching for.
We have a regular supply of cleaning jobs all across London and the surrounding area, so if you’d like to apply to become part of our professional team, visit our jobs page, fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch before too long. Alternatively, if you’d like to learn more about the cleaning profession and determine whether or not you’d be a good fit for Regional Services, why not get in touch? You can call us on 020 7708 3814 or drop us an email at [email protected] and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.