Street cleaners

£5,720 Average salary at age 20
£18,200 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


Workers in this unit group clean, sweep and remove refuse from public thoroughfares.

Main Tasks

  • Sweeps pavements, gutters and roadways with hand broom or mechanical sweeper;
  • Collects litter using hand tools;
  • Transfers refuse into containers and empties public litter bins into containers.


No academic qualifications are required. On-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in Cleaning: Highways and Land are available at Levels 1 and 2.

UK Prospects

3700 Workforce Size
0.11% Predicted growth 2020 - 2027
3317 Predicted Replacement 2020 - 2027

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