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Level 2 Baker Apprentice Slattery's Of Manchester Ltd

Slattery’s have an amazing opportunity for an apprentice to join their team. You will be working alongside Tameside college during this to achieve your Level 2 Baker qualification. The qualification contains mandatory units in areas including; the principles of baking health and safety, food safety, bakery ingredients and their functionality.

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Closing date: 21 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts are to be confirmed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Working with both the confectionery and bakery departments to create a wide range of fresh cakes and baked goods
  • Working as part of the confectionery team to create all the fresh cream cakes for the shop on a daily basis, gateaux for sale and for orders as well as a large range of fancy cakes and non-fresh cream gateaux. This department also does provide certain desserts for the Dining room
  • Working in the bakery to create items such as brownies, shortbreads and billionaires slice to be enrobed in chocolate
  • Learning how to use the enrobing machine to create a full range of chocolate covered goods for sale in the shop
  • The role will involve occasionally spending time in the other departments such as and the cake decorating department and chocolate room, to learn other basic skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be a baker with a passion for all types of bakery work
  • Have a meticulous eye for detail and quality control of all products across the bakery
  • Have experience of, and work well under pressure and to deadlines keeping errors to an absolute minimum
  • Keen to learn new skills

Personal qualities

  • Have a passion for good food & drink in general
  • Follow and have an understanding of baking and sweet trends
  • Be passionate about working for and supporting independent business
  • Hard working and not afraid of physical work or longer hours when required to complete the task in hand
  • Outgoing and happy
  • Totally Flexible
  • Dedicated and loyal

Desired qualifications

  • Previous qualifications are advantageous but not essential
  • 3 x GCSE that are grade 3/D and minimum of GCSE grade 1/G in maths and English

Future prospects

On successful completion of this apprenticeship you can:

  • Progress onto the Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 in Food and Drink or further training and employment opportunities in the food industry including Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing or Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing
  • Progression to further learning in subject areas including Bakery production, Bakery science and technology, Food safety and quality and Food team leading/management

Things to consider

  • You need to consider the location of the vacancy
  • You will be working with sharp tools and hot surfaces
  • You will need to commit to a high level of personal hygiene
  • This will be a physical role to an extent, you must be okay with elements of heavy lifting

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Family run Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier is much more than just a cake shop! The "Naughty-but-oh-so nice" food emporium that has been created in Whitefield is truly one of a kind and attracts visitors from far and wide.


Slattery's Of Manchester Ltd



Bury New Road


M45 6GE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tameside College


Amber Thorpe 01619095706

  • Baker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills maths and English to be delivered alongside the qualification if you do not meet the entry requirements for the qualification

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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