Undertakers, Mortuary and Crematorium Assistants

Undertakers, mortuary and crematorium assistants make funeral arrangements for clients, prepare the deceased for burial or cremation, and supervise and assist the proceedings of funerals.


New workers
£ 11,796
£ 24,310
£ 38,026

Available jobs

In the past year there were 19,026 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Controls the operations of crematoriums and cemeteries and processes legal documentation.

  • Provides hearse and funeral cars and leads funeral procession.

  • Washes and injects body with sterilising fluid to prevent deterioration prior to funeral, and applies cosmetics, wax and other materials to restore normal appearance.

  • Liaises with cemetery or crematorium authorities on behalf of client.

  • Interviews relative or representative of the deceased to discuss preparations for funeral.

  • Collects body of deceased and assists with the completion of necessary documents.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Accounts Payable

  • Manual Handling

  • Funeral Arrangements

  • Client Services

  • Social Media

  • Funeral Planning

  • Employee Onboarding

  • Talent Recruitment

  • Funeral Services

  • Selling Techniques

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Empathy

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Cleanliness

  • Lifting Ability

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Physical Fitness

  • Professionalism

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.