The Bakewell Bakery Limited are offering the chance for two candidates to take part in a Baking Apprenticeship. Bakery assistants are required with a view to being trained up to a skilled baker, full training given. You will learn to bake various items such as different breads using various flours, cakes, pastries and local delicacies such as the Derbyshire oatcake.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    A uniform is provided and you will have access to a discount scheme.

    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, various working patterns on a rota basis to cover opening hours which are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (TBC). There may be extra hours available at busy times or to help cover staff holidays.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties - general bakery duties, making bread for our wholesale business.

  • Different baking techniques
  • HACCP (Food safety) 
  • Food safety
  • Confectionery baking
  • Bread baking

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

  • Craft Bakery Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

There is a possibility of studying towards level 2 maths & English qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. 

You will attend Buxton Campus weekly and spend time in our industry kitchens (college transport is available).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is excellent potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative, Reliable, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day. You will be required to wear a uniform - chefs whites and hygiene PPE. There is some heavy lifting involved with this role.

About the employer

The Bakewell Bakery is a family owned business, that employs skilled bakers to supply to many different restaurants and shops over Derbyshire. We bake a variety of breads, pastries, scones and cakes, with seasonal specials too. We are also delighted to be suppliers of handmade Derbyshire Oatcakes and Pikelets from The Derbyshire Oatcake & Pikelet Co. For many the word ‘oatcake’ conjures an image of the dry, savoury Scottish biscuit, but our historic Derbyshire version is a much different creation. With historical mentions dating as far back as the 1600s, this simple yet delicious type of pancake is made from a fermented mixture of oatmeal, wheat flour and yeast that is cooked in a dry pan. Pikelets, on the other hand, are made from flour, yeast, milk and salt and resemble a flattened crumpet. There are records of them being produced and sold in Derbyshire for well over a hundred years. Both of these savoury delights have stood the test of time and work just as well with traditional topping and fillings as with new ones.




Head Office

The Bakewell Bakery Unit 14

Riverside Business Park

DE45 1GS

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Oct 2023