Cleaner: interview questions

Read a range of interview questions, including questions to highlight experience and common scenarios a cleaner might encounter in a school. Also see examples of what good answers might look like.

Last reviewed on 24 May 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Open with some general questions
  2. Questions about experience and knowledge
  3. Ask about school-based scenarios

Open with some general questions

Use similar opening and closing questions as you would for other roles. These might include:

  • Why have you applied for this job in particular?
  • What strengths could you bring to the role?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
  • If you were offered the job, would you take it?

Questions about experience and knowledge

Questions for cleaners should cover their experience on the job. For example:

  • How much experience do you have?
  • In a bathroom or toilet, what are the 3 most important cleaning duties?
  • What cleaning products do you normally use?
  • Would you use different products for different areas and/or pieces of furniture?
  • What makes you a good cleaner?

These questions are taken from Interview Area, a website providing interview questions and answers.

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