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. You will be weighing up ingredients, fermentation and proving, plus much more.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 06:00 - 14:30 with a 30-minute lunch break. Full shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • 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:

  • 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?

  • On successful completion, the apprentice will achieve an Apprenticeship - Bakery (Standard) - Level 2
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

This apprenticeship will be delivered as 4 days per week working onsite with the employer and 1 day per week attending college to complete assignments and coursework etc.

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 have the ambition, and capability to continue their training past this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Strong Maths Skills, Willing to learn, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a Derby College email address ( Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply.

About the employer

Birds was established in 1919 and is a family owned manufacturer and retailer of bread, confectionery and savoury products. It has 714 employees, 62 shops throughout the East Midlands and 1 bakery in Derby.




Ascot Drive


DE24 8GN

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Training provider



Niall Cade


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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