We're looking for an individual who will strive to provide excellent baked items and customer service in an efficient & professional manner. This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organisation who proudly bakes for the local area and prides itself on customer satisfaction. You'll learn a variety of skills from a prestigious food retailer.

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Closing date: 11 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Wages will be reviewed after 6 months.

    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

    Saturday working is required, but Sundays always off. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will undertake a variety if tasks, and be responsible for: 

  • Supporting the main team with bakes
  • Assisting with team cleaning of the work environment
  • Undertaking bakery tasks such as measuring ingredients, moulding and proving

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be working towards the L2 Baker Apprenticeship Certificate. In addition to the core bakery skills and knowledge apprentices will also complete one of the following specialist pathways based on their job role;

  • Craft
  • Instore
  • Processing Bakery

Apprentice Bakers will learn:

  • Measuring ingredient quantities
  • Making dough
  • How to safely work machinery, such as power mixers, industrial ovens and production lines
  • Managing supplies
  • Keeping production areas clean
  • How to come up with ideas for new products

Qualifications Awarded

  • Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Level 2 Certificate in Baking Industry Skills
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable)

Apprenticeship Graded: Fail, Pass, Merit, Distinction

Delivery model:

Your training will take place at Plumpton College for one day every two weeks. There will also be online theoritical classes along with quarterly workplace competency and efficiency observation, assessments and reviews.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have a variety of pathways available, including:

  • Baker
  • Bread Bakery Manager (Day or Night)
  • Confectioner
  • Confectionary Manager
  • Bakery Controller

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Efficient, Decisive, Attentive, Willingness to learn, Professional


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

About the employer

Jempson’s operate Supermarkets & convenience stores, home delivery, Post Office counters, cafes, Pharmacy, petrol station as well as a wholesale Bakery business. Serving Peasmarsh since 1935, Jempson’s has sought to bring traditional home made foods to the public. Built on honesty and good value, our intention is to become the most prestigious food retailer in the UK in terms of innovation, design and fresh food excellence. We pride ourselves in offering our shoppers the highest standards of customer service as well as some of the finest foods from around the world. This is our guarantee, This is our mission.







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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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