Our client is a funeral director based in the Colne Valley in Huddersfield. They are currently offering an apprenticeship to join their firm and learn all aspects of working within the funeral home, as a funeral service operative.

Business: Funeral Directors

Training provided: You will be trained in all aspects in the role of a funeral service operative and be very much part of a close-knit team. In addition to the day-to-day activities you will also work towards a nationally recognised qualification with the support of a National Training Provider. You will have the choice of working towards either the Business Administrator Advanced Apprenticeship or the Customer Practitioner Apprenticeship.  Additionally you will have the opportunity to gain the Certificate in Funeral Service through the British Institute of Funeral Directors.

Pay details: Starting pay in this role will be £180 per week

Hours: 37.5 per week. There will be the occasional requirement to begin early and finish late as the needs of the business demand.

Requirements: In order to be successful in this role you will need to show you have a compassionate nature and a strong attention to detail. You will also be out-going in nature and enjoy helping people. Typically, funeral directing becomes a fulfilling way of life for many people and one in which they gain a great deal of personal satisfaction in the work they do.

Minimum age: 16

Description: Here’s an overview of the main facets to the role. It is very varied, with no two days being the same so this list is merely a guide to the variety of tasks you’ll be expected to do:

Before the funeral

  •  Completing all paperwork relating to the removal or transfer of the deceased
  •  Uploading all arrangements for the funeral onto the specialised funeral software
  •  Placing death notices in local and/or national newspapers and online
  •  Preparing legal paperwork for cemeteries and or crematoriums
  •  Preparing orders of service
  •  Assisting with transferring the deceased to the funeral home
  •  Assisting with preparation of the deceased for the funeral
  •  General housekeeping duties to maintain all facilities to a high standard, expected by families and professionals  when visiting
  •  Preparing vehicles to a high standard, this will include the  washing and valeting the cars.
  •  Dealing with all necessary paperwork required for the funeral to take place
  • Answering the telephone and taking enquiries

The funeral service

  • Assisting in all aspects of the funeral
  •  Greeting mourners and handing out service sheets and attendance cards
  •  Bearing the coffin
  •  Operating music systems for the service
  •  Assisting with refreshments


How to apply:  Contact Adrian Bird at The Apprentice Finder on 01484 907080 or email Adrian.bird@theapprenticefinder.com.

*Please note, our client is expecting the ideal candidate to start their apprenticeship in Summer 2018. Should the ideal candidate come along sooner, the position will close.