How to become an APT

Anatomical Pathology Technologists (APTs) carry out a range of tasks related to many different aspects of Mortuary work.

One of the primary tasks is to assist and support Pathologists during Post Mortem examinations and reconstruction of the deceased afterwards.

We recommend that anyone seeking employment as an APT obtains at least 5 passes at GCSE (or Scottish equivalent) level grade 9-4 (A-C), to include English, Maths and a Science (preferably Biology). Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team, or using your own initiative are important. Health or Funeralcare experience is also essential.

Jobs are advertised either in the local or national press, NHS Careers or vacancies. It is recommended that if wishing to pursue a career as an APT you should sign up to NHS jobs.

Unfortunately, the Mortuary does not accept CVs or keep details on file for future job opportunities, however if you would like any further information please contact Lee.

Further advice and information can be found on the website of our governing body, the AAPT