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Housekeepers and related occupations


Housekeepers and related workers perform domestic cleaning and other housekeeping tasks within private households, hotels, schools, hostels and other non-private households.

Main Tasks

  • Controls the purchase and storing of food, cleaning materials, linen and other household supplies;
  • Maintains household records;
  • Performs a variety of domestic tasks including food preparation and service, cleaning and laundry;
  • Assists employer in washing, dressing, packing and other personal activities.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. NVQs/SVQs and other vocational qualifications in hospitality and catering at levels 2 and 3 are available.

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