The Med Shed

Housekeeper

THE WORKING DAY

Meetings with senior ward staff and support services start your day at 9am in a ward in the tower block of Hull Royal Infirmary. As well as the smooth running of the ward, you talk about national governments standards of hygiene, deciding your current ward-cleaning regime is working very well.

After the meeting, you check clean bed sheets have arrived and ensure they’re stored in the right place. Then, you look over your list of maintenance issues, checking each one off. Later, you’re informed by a member of the cleaning staff that new cleaning equipment is needed and order new supplies.

Every day is different and fast-paced and you love being a vital part of running the hospital.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE ME?

You’re organised and responsible and can take on many tasks at once without getting stressed. You like working with others but can also work under your own initiative.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Although there are no minimum requirements for this role, gaining some GCSEs is a good idea to demonstrate basic numeracy and literacy. Then you should consider getting relevant work experience in a hotel, or NHS hospital.

Gaining A-Levels will demonstrate you’re hardworking and academically able. However, work experience is usually more important for this role, so consider gaining an entry-level position within an NHS hospital and working your way up, or obtaining experience within the hotel industry. For apprenticeship and trainee vacancies, visit NHS Jobs and Gov.uk Apprenticeships.