Funeral Service Operative Apprentice FUNERAL PARTNERS LIMITED

Funeral Service Operatives play a vital role in our service and are often the first members of the team to meet our families, bringing people's loved ones into our care, working in the mortuary, fitting coffins and dressing the deceased; as well as participating in funeral services, pallbearing, and helping to ensure everything goes smoothly.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    London Weighting £3,645 per annum Additional Payments for Out of Hours Rota

  • Working week

    Monday–Friday between 8.00am and 6.00pm (with a paid half hour break for lunch). Your weekly hours may also include working evenings and weekends on a rota basis as part of your working week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Bring the deceased into the Company’s care from locations such as private homes, care homes, hospitals and scenes of accidents. Show respect towards families and awareness of their different religious or cultural practices
  • Take responsibility for the preparation and presentation of every deceased person ensuring that they are presented for viewing for those who wish to spend time with them in line with Funeral Partners standards and procedures.
  • Ensure that branches, mortuary areas and vehicles are maintained to the highest standard in presentation and repair.
  • Work with the Funeral Arranger and Funeral Director in coordinating the daily orders, understand the timings of the work, and be familiar with the relevant locations.

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

Funeral Team Member Level 2 Standard qualification.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progress to Stage 2. Which will include extra responsibilities within your day to day role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Manual handling , Out of hours rota, Comfortable working around deceased.

About the employer

Bexley Funeral Service have been serving communities in London since 2006. We offer a sensitive, professional service to the families in our care and are proud to be part of the Funeral Partners family. Together, we are leading the way in setting new standards of excellence within the profession.




Bexley Funeral Service

165 Blendon Road




Leanne Smith

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Funeral team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via our Careers Page by completing the application form

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Mar 2023