Dry-cleaners use a range of chemicals to clean clothes, soft furnishings and other items.

What does a dry-cleaner do?

Dry-cleaners use a range of chemicals to clean a variety of items that cannot be washed or cleaned in the usual way. They also check items for damage and press or iron items before returning them to customers. 

What do I need to do to become a dry-cleaner?

You don’t need any specific qualifications. Experience of working in customer service or retail may be beneficial. You may want to do a dry-cleaning apprenticeship with a fashion or textile manufacturer to gain more experience in the industry.

Related skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service
  • Interpersonal skills

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

You might be working for a high street dry-cleaning shop, or an industrial cleaning company. 

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