Collette Campbell of Alexander Bain Funeral Directors in Forfar and Angela Campbell from Dave Mackay Funeral Directors in Arbroath have both achieved a BTEC Advanced Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.
Collette, who has worked at Alexander Bain for 16 years, said: “I enjoy meeting and helping people by providing a service specifically arranged for each individual family. This is a very rewarding career.
“I am proud to have achieved my diploma after a lot of hard work both on and off the job, from day to day training and coursework. I found the course very useful as it covered a whole range of topics. I particularly enjoyed learning about funeral law and different funeral customs according to individual people’s faiths.”
Before joining the profession in 2006, Angela was a full-time housewife and mother. She continues: “I only joined David Mackay’s to cover maternity leave for six months, however I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, so when a permanent position arose, I jumped at the opportunity of returning full-time.
“I now have a recognised qualification within the industry, with prospects to advance in my new career, which I find challenging and very rewarding. I have already started my funeral director training and I feel privileged in being entrusted with arranging and conducting funerals for families’ loved ones.”
Image: (L-R) Collette Campbell, Manager of Dave Mackay Funeral Directors Rob McLaren and Angela Campbell.