£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£22,360 Average Salary
36 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

10200 Workforce Size
0.25% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
1323 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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