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Craft Baker Apprentice - Donut Maker & Decorator Doe Foods Limited

Working within a production bakehouse setting, you will work within a team producing hand crafted donut products of varied flavours and styles. The donuts are produced to sell onwards via their two retail shops in Harrogate & York.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. Start times will be early of approx. 04:00/05:00 due to the demand of producing bakery products daily for the retail shops.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Responsibilities could include:

  • Making sure you have enough supplies
  • Measuring out large quantities of ingredients
  • Working safely with machinery like power mixers, industrial ovens, and production lines
  • Making dough
  • Working out cooking times
  • Keeping production areas clean
  • Developing new products
  • Move onto other products to develop brownies and bakes
  • Prepare for the following day
  • Manage inventory levels and order supplies before they are used up
  • Maintain accurate record of baked production for company profitability
  • Maintain a clean, hygienic work area in accordance with health and safety laws
  • Gain an understanding of complex industrial machines and how to operate them

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Timekeeping skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills

Personal qualities

  • A team-worker focussing on safety for all
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical stamina for early starts and standing most of the day
  • Able to measure accurately
  • Willing to learn
  • Needs to be organised with the ability to work in a fast-paced setting
  • Artistic and creative to produce wonderful new products and maintain the standard of the usual bakes
  • Can cope with an early start

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Progression into Team Leading/Supervisory roles.

Things to consider

The location is in Layerthorpe York and the start times are as early as 04:00 due to the nature of the business in terms of baking freshly made products daily to be retailed in their shops. 

Please only apply if you live locally and can easily commute for the required start times.

About the employer

Doe Bakehouse is a specialist and unique bakery which produces hand crafted donuts which are sold in their charming retail shops in Harrogate & York.


Doe Foods Limited


87A Layerthorpe


YO31 7UZ

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Additional location information

Unit 1, 43 Layerthorpe, Heworth, York YO31 7UZ


Training provider

The CBS Chefs Academy

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The CBS Chefs Academy


Sarah Benson-Smith 01422 320553

Level 2 Baker apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Training will be work based within the employers setting across all areas of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours as required by a Craft Baker which will include the following areas:

  • Preparation of bakery products
  • Stock control
  • Using recording documentation
  • Adherence to legislation (food safety, Health & Safety, Allergens etc.)
  • Teamwork
  • Using resources & equipment safely and correctly

Apprentices and employers have access to an online portfolio system which manages the agreed training plan and ensures progression and achievement of the set milestones through the programme. This will also act as the bank for the theory-based training.

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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