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Apprentice Baker LIVE LOVE LOAF LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a small local Bakery in Leek, Staffordshire as an Apprentice Baker working towards a Level 2 Qualification.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    You will be working Monday - Sunday (Days can change but most likely a 2-week Rota) + One Sunday per month. The hours start from 4.30am please ensure you bare this in mind when applying.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    07 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice Baker, your duties will include:

  • To learn to make and prepare dough for bread and pastry
  • To learn techniques to develop the dough and bake the dough into bread
  • Prepares, produces, and bakes breakfast pastries, breads and rolls
  • Sets time and speed controls for mixing machines, or blending machines, so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions
  • Measures or weigh flour or other ingredients to prepare batters, doughs, fillings, using scales or graduated containers
  • Maintains adequate supply of all prepared products on hand and ensures the proper storage and refrigeration
  • Keeps spoilage/waste to a minimum by ordering and utilizing proper quantities and rotating products
  • Utilises any and all leftovers into usable products
  • Cleans, breaks down, and puts away all baking equipment including: ovens, mixers, proofer, floors, freezer, and refrigerators

You will report directly to Matthew Booth, the head baker.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping
  • Work well to deadlines
  • Manage pressure well
  • Have the ability to multitask
  • Have the ability to take instruction in a high paced environment

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Passionate about baking
  • Punctual
  • Hard working

Desired qualifications

None specified.

Future prospects

This job may lead to a full time position after the apprenticeship but is not guaranteed, it will depend on your ability once the apprenticeship is complete.


Things to consider

  • Being a baker requires an early start, the successful candidate will need to manage there sleep accordingly as bakery work is often night work. For you initial training you will start around 4.30am but eventually you’ll move to a 3.30am start
  • Please consider how you will get to the bakery at that time in the morning

About the employer

Live Love Loaf is a small-town centre Artisan bakery in Leek, Staffordshire specialising in Artisan baked bread, pastries and cakes. Our speciality is Sourdough.





Bath Street


ST13 6JQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby College


Catherine Allman 07860832400

  • Level 2 NVQ Bakery 
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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