Industry Insights into Cleaning and Hygiene

Great money, great hours, great networking and get paid to be active!
Be proud to be a cleaner!

Today the Skills and Jobs Centre and Wyndham City joined forces to host an Insights panel with a focus on the Cleaning and Hygiene industry.

Our intention?
To maximize your knowledge around employment opportunities available in this industry, and highlight the importance of having a positive, can do attitude, strong work ethic and a genuine interest in cleaning to begin your career.

We were lucky enough to host industry experts Latchmi Jordan from ISS Cleaning and Denise Huxtable from Point of Difference Cleaning. Our panellists detailed their personal experience working in this sector, and shared advice on how you can enter this industry in a well-paying entry level position with zero skills needed, just a willingness to learn and a passion for customer satisfaction.

ISS Cleaning ISS is a Danish company which began all the way back in 1901 and has been in Australia since 2002. ISS offers a range of services and has 300 plus clients around Australia with over 17,000 employees working in a variety of areas from Schools, Tertiary Education, Hospitals, Airports, and Mining sites. ISS has a large variety of career opportunities in many fields and prides itself on developing talent from within.

You can check out their job opportunities here:
https://www.au.issworld.com/en-au/career/your-career-at-iss/career  

Point of Difference is a Werribee based business, that originally started in Geelong before Denise purchased the business 20 years ago and has since built a well-known and strong employer brand in the Wyndham region. Point of Difference pride themselves on their values, they currently employ 28 staff with a projection to double this in the next 3 years. Employees at Point of Difference stay with the company on average for 4.5 years and they would be a great workplace to begin your career in cleaning.

Want to be a part of this, express your interest or apply here:
http://www.point-of-difference.com/careers

Latchmi has worked in the industry for almost 30 years.

Little to no cleaning skills? No worries!
Both companies are looking for people with the following attributes:
– Strong work ethic
– Compatible values to the business
– A passion for producing quality results
– Interest in the cleaning industry
– Willingness to learn new skills

What do you need to apply for a cleaning position?
Most domestic cleaning roles will require you to have a Drivers Licence to get from one client to another however, Latchmi advised that to work in commercial cleaning (buildings/offices/public venues) you wouldn’t be required to have a Drivers Licence as they are generally in areas with public transport.
You will be required to undertake a Police Check and have a valid Working with Children’s Check.

Both panellists outlined that training will be given to all new staff, including online training, equipment demonstrations and before you are sent off to work on your own you will be partnered with an experienced cleaner to learn the skills required to provide the quality service they promise customers. Further opportunity to learn new skills and continue to grow in the company are offered throughout each year!

Resources:
Industry Insight session recording: https://youtu.be/rO1zsSyusBs  

Apply for roles now:
ISS Cleaning – https://www.au.issworld.com/en-au/career/your-career-at-iss/career
Point of Difference – http://www.point-of-difference.com/careers  

Skills and Jobs Centre:
Make an appointment today to access FREE 1:1 career counselling, group workshops covering Resume Writing, Interview Skills, and Selection Criteria advice. Contact us to create an account and open the door to an array of quality job readiness resources.
Email: skillscentre@gordontafe.edu.au or phone 5225 0700

Thank you for joining us!

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