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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.

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?

We have another article with examples of interview questions on safeguarding.

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.

Are you comfortable working as part of a cleaning team? Are you willing to take a

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