Career outlook for cemetery worker
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would prepare graves so families can say goodbye to their loved one at a funeral.
You’d look after the cemetery so it is tidy and pleasant when people visit in later months and years to remember the person.
You’d work outdoors to maintain the grounds at cemeteries and crematoriums. You’d respectfully tend the graves and memorial sites so families know that they are always cared for.
- Measure and mark out the spaces for graves
- Use a mechanical excavator and hand tools to dig graves
- Prop up the sides of the grave with timber, using hydraulic equipment
- Keep the cemetery and graves tidy
- Check headstones for damage and remove those that are not safe
- Cut and trim the lawns, verges and plants
You’d work with other funeral and cemetery staff including:
- Crematorium technicians
- Cemetery inspectors and superintendents
- Council officials
- General gardening staff
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- Verbal communication
- Attention to detail
- Managing resources
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