Career guidanceA PDF of comprehensive new careers guidance from the National Association of Funeral Directors detailing how and why people may want to join the funeral profession is now available from the NAFD education website –

The four-page booklet entitled Careers Guidance – Working in the funeral service covers a whole host of topics, including the different roles within a funeral home and what they are responsible for, together with information about the NAFD’s online Funeral Awareness training course.

Gerry Boyle, Chairman, Committee for Professional  Development for the NAFD, said: “Giving people the right information about the variety of jobs within the funeral profession is very important and a role we take very seriously. As we know, working with bereaved families is not just a job but a vocation and we hope this booklet communicates how rewarding a job in the funeral service  can be.”