Cleaning as an industry is often known as facilities management and offers many careers with real progression, so don't overlook this sector. Facilities management can also offer many flexible and part-time work options. It can be varied and interesting from working in a specialist lab with specific cleaning requirements to working as a car valet or setting up your own cleaning business. Cleaning is wide-ranging. Cleaning is also a sector with a high proportion of unprotected, illegal employment so check out that you are protected and working legally if you are working as a domestic helper. Again, with domestic work there are many career openings from training to be a housekeeper to working as a caretaker. Don't forget, this is a great opportunity to travel the world too as everybody needs a cleaner!
Overall, you must be organised, ready to multitask and have attention to detail to work on a cleaning project well. From general to specialist forms of cleaning, you might work on industrial cleaning of a large building, specialist floor cleaning and polishing, cleaning passenger vehicles or labs or hospitals to clearing up the scene after fires, floods or even crime scene cleaning. On the job training is often given and you will need to be able maintain various pieces of cleaning equipment and maintain cleaning materials, for example.