Housekeeping Aide

Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeping Staff


Minimum Preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Housekeeping Attendant (programme aligned to THC/Q0203 released by Tourism and Hospitality Indian Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Housekeeping Attendant is expected to perform include:Identifying housekeeping requirements

Adapting correct procedures for housekeeping work

Cleaning the property and common areas by sweeping, mopping, wiping, etc.Completing assigned housekeeping tasks

Monitoring and maintaining cleanliness and tidiness at the workplace

Knowledge of housekeeping standards required at the workplace

Well-versed with site layouts and obstacles

Proficient in inspecting a work area to decide what cleaning it needs and the best way of carrying it out

Knowledge of the various levels of personal hygiene and the importance of maintaining them during work

Well-versed with storage, service and upkeep procedure for housekeeping equipment and consumables

Proficient in cleaning the work area in the correct sequence

Adept at identifying the signs of pest infestation and the right action to take to deal with it

Knowledge of the types of containers in which to put dust and debris

Well-versed with types of problems one might come across while cleaning toilets and the ways to deal with it

Proficient in effective cleaning that helps with infection control

Not applicable

Physically fit

Good communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Good moral character

Healthy habits


It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is not a part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include collisions and falls, injuries from electrical problems, lifting heavy weights, etc.Occupational hazards include overexertion, back problems, minor injuries, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Tourism & Hospitality Sector in India

The Travel & Tourism industry in India accounted for approximately 6% of GDP and 30.5 million jobs (including direct and indirect). The size of the Tourism industry is expected to grow from 4,413 billion currently to about 21,011 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 13%.

The rapidly increasing purchasing power of the middle class, better road connectivity and evolving lifestyle have contributed to the growth of Travel & Tourism in India. Currently Travel & Tourism, being employment intensive, provides employment to approximately 31 million (both direct & indirect) people throughout the country and is one of the largest employers in the country. This number is expected to rise to over 40 million by 2019 and over 43 million by 2022.

The employment in the hotel category (excluding motels along the highway) is forecasted to increase to over 2.9 million by 2018 and 4 million in 2022. This will create an incremental employment opportunity for a Housekeeping Attendant.

Hotels and motels across India

Restaurants across India

Cruise liners

Travel agencies across India

Town and cities across India

University Institute of Hotel Management & Tourism

School of Tourism & Hospitality Services Management

India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd

Indian Housekeepers Club

Indian Institute of Hospitality & Management

ITC Hospitality Management Institute