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Launderers, Dry Cleaners & Pressers

Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers supervise and undertake the washing, dry cleaning, ironing and pressing of clothing, household and other linen, carpets, curtains and other articles.

Tasks

  • Receives garment or item from customer for cleaning, checks pockets, buttons, zips, etc. and issues receipt
  • Sorts articles by fabric, colour and type and determines appropriate cleaning process
  • Removes difficult stains using chemicals or steam gun
  • Loads articles into washing and dry cleaning machines or electrically operated drum cleaning machine, operates controls to admit cleaning fluids and starts machine
  • Sets and operates drying machines and smoothes and shapes washed garments using hand iron or machine press
  • Allocates washing machines to customers, ensures correct use of equipment and gives change
  • Performs a variety of laundering, dry cleaning and pressing tasks, including beating carpets and shaping starched collars, cuffs and hats.

Entry Requirements

Academic qualifications are not required. Training is mainly on?the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Laundering are available at Levels 1 and 2.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £16,000 per annum and can progress up to £26,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,165 employed Launderers, Dry Cleaners & Pressers in the region.

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