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The Commercial Pathway of our Level 2 Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship is tailored to provide a focused and specialised learning experience for individuals seeking to embark on a career in the commercial cleaning sector, as well as offering a launchpad for career progression into other routes.

This apprenticeship programme is meticulously designed to cover key modules essential for excelling in commercial cleaning services. From mastering core cleaning techniques specific to commercial settings to efficiently managing workloads and swiftly responding to cleaning requirements, apprentices will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills essential for success in this field.

Throughout the programme, apprentices will delve into the intricacies of health, safety, and environmental standards pertinent to commercial cleaning operations. They will become adept at employing soil removal techniques, selecting appropriate cleaning agents, and utilising advanced equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) for optimal cleaning outcomes while adhering to industry regulations.

Effective customer communication and service provision are integral aspects of the commercial cleaning sector, and apprentices will learn to prioritise these skills alongside housekeeping and storage management techniques to ensure client satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Furthermore, apprentices will be trained in waste disposal practices, emphasising environmental care and sustainability principles. They will also gain proficiency in reporting and recording procedures, as well as maintaining security and data protection standards in commercial cleaning settings.

By the conclusion of the apprenticeship, individuals will emerge not only with a comprehensive understanding of commercial cleaning practices but also with the ability to apply advanced cleaning techniques and best practices effectively. Equipped with this skill set, apprentices will be poised to uphold exemplary standards of cleanliness and safety in various commercial environments, contributing to the well-being and productivity of occupants.

As Commercial Cleaning Hygiene Operatives, apprentices will assume responsibilities for maintaining the cleanliness and safety of commercial spaces on a full-time basis, following a structured shift pattern. They will receive competitive remuneration in accordance with industry standards, reflecting the value of their expertise and dedication to ensuring optimal hygiene standards.

The successful completion of this apprenticeship opens doors to diverse career opportunities within the commercial cleaning and hygiene sector, facilities management and other core service provision. Viable progression routes from this apprenticeship include our Team Leader Supervisor apprenticeship for a pathway into management, Safety, Health & Environment technician apprenticeship for a specialised focus on health & safety, as well as Facilities Services Operative particularly suitable for roles within facilities service providers.


Cleaning Hygiene Operative (Commercial)

The commercial cleaning hygiene operative apprenticeship provides a strong foundation for careers in commercial cleaning and career progression.




12+ months


This Apprenticeship Standard is also linked to our

Facilities Management Pathway

providing amazing career progression opportunities.