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Apprentice Craft Baker Finesse Bakery Ltd

Working in a busy bakery alongside a team producing organic bread, sour dough, sweet pastries and buns. The right candidate will have a passion for the baking industry and retain an interest in the science of creating perfect artisan breads and patisserie.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2021

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

    Monday - Friday 6.00am - 7.00pm (This may vary) + occasional Sundays

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

The nature of the industry requires commitment and enthusiasm from the individual who can work within a team and manage early morning work patterns - initially beginning at 6.00am but importantly an anticipated earlier 5.00am start after the completion of the apprenticeship.

It will be a demanding but rewarding role within a busy, challenging but passionate environment; and so, a high level of professional standard and presentation is required.

Duties will include:

  • Preparing work areas
  • Preparing tins, greasing and getting the correct number ready
  • Scraping trays, loading racks, traying up bakery products
  • Weighing up recipes and mixing dough
  • Lifting 25kg flour sacks and dough tubs
  • Scaling off dough pieces and hand moulding various shapes and sizes
  • Insist in the production of patisserie goods and other sweet pastries
  • Wrapping and hand labelling bread and Burger Buns
  • Assisting other bakers
  • Clean up in the bakery
  • Other duties as and when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping
  • Work well to deadlines
  • Manage pressure well
  • Have the ability to multitask

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Passionate about baking
  • Punctual
  • Hard working

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade A*- C (9-4) English and maths with a desirable Science qualification or equivalents

Future prospects

  • Progression to a Level 3 qualification in a related subject area or a management / supervisory qualification

Things to consider

  • A genuine interest, passion and committment is required with consideration to the early start times

About the employer

Finesse Bakery is based in the BD4 area of Bradford. We are an artisan bakery making products from scratch using traditional baking methods producingan extensivelist of bread products. Sourdough is one of the specialised areas of the business. We also have busy confectionery area aswell making the following items: cakes, gateaux, cheesecakes, tray bakes, doughnuts and brownies. 

We are looking for 2 x Level 2 Baker apprentices and 1 x Level 3 Advanced (someone with some previous experience).


Finesse Bakery Ltd



Thornton Road



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Training provider

The CBS Chefs Academy

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


Sarah Benson-Smith 01422 320553

Baker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours across the areas of:

  • Preparation, production and finishing of bakery products, stock control, legislative requirments, product improvements, environmental factors, documentation, team working and consumer expectations
  • Training will be varied from hands on practical skills to knowledge and key theory with a structured and clear training plan which will include measurable milestones throughout the apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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