Two members of the Tester & Jones team have recently passed industry exams set by The Independent Funeral Directors (IFD) College. Founded in November 1995, the college was born from a need to provide vocational training to those employed in the independent sector of the funeral profession, and who were members of the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).
Lorna Ashworth was given a certificate for passing the Health & Safety for Funeral Staff qualification, while Jo Walsh has achieved Foundation – Funeral Practitioner (Lorna has already signed-up to complete this course in the spring). Both team members are then set to embark on the Funeral Administrator course.
“We are committed to offering our staff the opportunity to complete these qualifications,” says Stephen Tester. “Not only is it great for their career development, but it also gives the families we support additional peace of mind about the service they receive from us.”