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Apprentice Baker and Confectioner Birds Derby Ltd

You will be working in a fast paced bakery environment. You will also learn how to produce both our sweet and savoury products.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 6.00am - 2.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch (Shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

You will be taught the whole bakery process including:

Job Duties:

  • Weighing up ingredients
  • Bread mixing
  • Fermentation and proving
  • You will also be taught how to operate and manage our ovens to produce our high-quality breads and rolls
  • You will also understand and be taught skills by our confectionery team that will include creaming, piping, and coating along with learning from our Chocolatier

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong maths skills
  • Problem solving capability

Personal qualities

  • We require someone who is inquisitive, enthusiastic, has a positive disposition and is prepared to work hard and learn
  • We will provide the opportunities, it is up to the apprentice to embrace them

Desired qualifications

Grade 4/C in English and maths or the equivalent. 

Future prospects

We are looking for candidates who view this role as a long-term opportunity and who show us that they have the potential to be the Supervisors or Managers of the future. As a Company we have a culture of developing internal talent and so the ideal candidate will should have the drive, ambition, and capability to continue their training past this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

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

About the employer

Birds was established in 1919 and is a family owned manufacturer and retailer of bread, confectionery and savoury products. It has 680 employees, 61 shops throughout the East Midlands and 1 bakery in Derby.


Birds Derby Ltd


Ascot Drive


DE24 8GN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby College


Jay Coxon 01332 387420

Apprenticeship - Bakery (Standard) - Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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