Mortuary technician apprenticeship

Mortuary technician apprenticeship

Ensure the effective operation of the mortuary and assist colleagues in providing dignified care of the deceased

During the mortuary technician apprenticeship you’ll work as part of a team within funeral organisations, NHS and private hospitals, universities, schools of anatomy, private and public mortuaries. This apprenticeship has two options; a funeral mortuary technician prepares, dresses and encoffins the deceased, ensuring they are cared for and presented with dignity and respect in line with religious and cultural requirements; an anatomical pathology technologist assists with post-mortems, removal of organs and tissue retrieval, and reconstruction of the deceased following post-mortem. In your daily work you’ll interact with many different people, from relatives to funeral arrangers and bereavement services. Other job titles could include anatomical pathology technologist or embalming assistant.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the mortuary technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £27,000 per annum

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