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Apprentice Funeral Operative Including Driver, Bearer and Care of the deceased Hearnden - Smith & Daughters Funeral Directors

Your role with our company would be assisting our small team in the workshop building coffins, caring for the deceased and placement into their coffins. Assisting with Vehicle preparation for funerals before and after. acting as a driver, and bearer on funerals and assisting our clients at funeral services.

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Overtime Callouts - £50 Standby per 7 day week - £50

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your role would include:

  • Building coffins and placing deceased into the selected coffins
  • Vehicles - cleaning and preparing vehicles before and after funerals
  • Care of the deceased, collecting from their places of death, home, hospital or nursing home
  • Bearing and driving on funeral services
  • Out of hours on call rota

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The qualitifcation will be Funeral Team Member Level 2.

Functional skills Maths and English - Level 1.

Training would be held at our Hatch End and Harefield Offices by our team and a tutor on site 1 day per month and online.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To have a full time job within the company and progress further to long term employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3) Desired

About the employer

Hearnden-Smith and Daughters, is a family run company, with a small dedicated team of staff and looking to expand our team


Hearnden - Smith & Daughters Funeral Directors






Mrs Suzanne Hearnden-Smith


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Funeral team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

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