Working in cleaning

Find out about working in commercial cleaning and how you can get a job in this area.

New Zealand's commercial cleaning industry has many career opportunities.


Employers are looking for staff now.

Types of cleaning jobs

Some jobs are permanent and others are seasonal.

You can also earn while you learn with apprenticeships and other qualifications.

Watch this video to find out about the many opportunities in commercial cleaning.

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  • What you need

    You'll need to be fit and willing to work at different times of the day.

    You'll also need to:

    • complete a Ministry of Justice police check
    • have a tidy appearance
    • be prepared to work in demanding environments
    • be a good at communicating
    • have good attention to detail
    • be reliable
    • be able to keep information confidential.

    It's not essential but it would be good if you have your driver's licence.

  • What you'll earn

    This depends on your employer and the job. You will at least get the minimum wage.

  • How to apply

    You can either:

    • apply for a job using our online database Find a job
    • call us on 0800 253 264 or
    • visit your nearest Work and Income office.