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As a bakery apprentice you will be working either in a traditional craft bakery, large automated processing plant, a specialist retail shop or supermarket.

You will develop your knowledge of bakery methods and processes, product development and food health and safety through specialist training in Reaseheath College’s industry standard bakery facility, whilst gaining on-the-job training in the workplace.

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What will I study?

  • Measuring ingredient quantities
  • Making dough
  • Working safely with machinery like power mixers, industrial ovens and production lines
  • Managing supplies
  • Keeping production areas clean
  • Coming up with ideas for new products
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 18 to 24 months depending on previous experience (1 day per week)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Bakery technologist
  • Chefs in restaurants and hotels
  • Patisserie chef within the hospitality and catering industry