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Apprentice Baker and Confectioner BIRDS (DERBY) LIMITED

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: 20 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprenticeship - Bakery (Standard) - Level 2. - Training will be delivered both on site and in college on day release.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

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.




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Training provider



Jay Coxon


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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