As an Apprentice Baker at Ryder's Bakery, you will embark on a transformative learning experience, immersing yourself in the time-honoured craft of baking and pastry-making. Working closely with our skilled bakers and pastry chefs, you will learn the intricacies of our recipes, techniques, and processes.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Staff Discount on goods

    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 to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm. Additional Weekend Hours maybe needed over the busy period.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Assisting experienced bakers in daily tasks, including measuring, mixing, and preparing high-quality ingredients
  • Gaining hands-on experience of operating and maintaining baking equipment such as ovens, dough mixers, and dough sheeters
  • Participating in the production of a diverse range of baked goods, including bread, pastries, cakes, cookies, and more
  • Monitoring baking times and temperatures with precision to ensure consistent and superior product quality
  • Learning and adhering to strict food safety and sanitation practices, ensuring a clean and hygienic workspace
  • Collaborating with our team to brainstorm and innovate new recipes or delightful product variations
  • Assisting in the presentation and display of our baked goods to increase the visual appeal of our valued customers
  • Providing friendly and attentive customer service, addressing customer enquiries and offering product recommendations
  • Participating in training sessions and workshops to enhance your baking knowledge and refine your skills

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

  • Baker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • Training on Site: Master Baker Training Provided by Strode College and additional support from the Course Manager for your written coursework
  • Valuable Mentorship: Receive hands-on guidance and mentorship from our experienced bakers and pastry chefs
  • Career Growth: The potential for career advancement within our bakery as a skilled baker
  • Competitive Compensation: A competitive salary or hourly wage for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Insights into the Industry: Gain valuable insights into the baking industry and its evolving trends

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the right candidate could progress to:

  • Level 3 Advanced Baker
  • Full-time Role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness, Passion for Baking, Enthusiastic, Time Management, Flexibility


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Travel - Ideally able to drive to reach location of work

About the employer

In 1972, Keith Ryder bought his first bakery on his 22nd birthday. When first set up shop here in Dawlish, he had a simple aim. Bake fresh every day using great ingredients, support local producers, and sell for a fair price. Three generations later, we’re still working the same way. We love what we bake, and we eat everything we sell. (Not all at the same time, obviously).








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Training provider



Suzie Drew

07967 773707

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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