Baker Apprenticeship Level 2

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This programme will focus on making bread products in an industrial, in-store or craft bakery environment.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship you will train to become a baker. Bakers work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the food and drink industry. Every day bakers make and sell millions of loaves of bread and baked goods, such as cakes, pies, pastries and biscuits to customers. You will gain the core knowledge and skills to excel in this industry and take pride in the products you create.

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Benefits / Skills

  • Producing a loaf of bread by hand
  • Producing bread, pastry and cake products to specification
  • Finishing bakery products to specification
  • Sourcing, handling and storing ingredients and finished goods
  • Using knives, equipment and machinery
  • Complying with food safety, health and safety, and food hygiene
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues, suppliers and customers
  • Managing your own time to meet strict deadlines

Entry Requirements

The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

Career Progression

Apprentice Baker

As an apprentice baker you will bake products for sampling and customer presentations. In addition, you will work safely with kitchen equipment and will finish and package products to deliver to customers. While working you will adhere to health and safety principles.

Progression opportunities

Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Advanced Baker Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
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    Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

    Course Code

    71863-01

    Course Facts

    History

    Sandwiches account for up to 50% of the bread we eat.

    Extra Curriculum

    97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.

    Labour Market

    The bread industry is the second largest in the food sector with annual sales of around £3.5 billion.

    Course FAQs

    Is a kitchen a stressful environment to work?

    Roles within the kitchen can tend to require constant concentration and can be highly demanding for their employees. However, you will receive full training on how to prioritise tasks and strategies to minimise stress levels. Employers will also be aware that you are a trainee and will not throw you in at the deep end.

    Will employers just use me for the jobs they do not want to do?

    No, you may start your apprenticeship completing basic tasks, but the whole point of your apprenticeship is to develop into a well-rounded member of staff. We will meet with your employer every eight weeks to make sure that they are supporting your development.

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