Bakery Apprenticeship

Good Health Store

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a true interest and passion in the baking industry and really wants to get on the ladder to a long and successful career within this sector.

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Closing date: 21 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

35 Hours Mon-Fri

Total hours per week: 35.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 Months

Possible start date

28 May 2017

Date posted

15 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • To assist in all sections of the kitchen operation, to ensure that statutory obligations and company standards are met, that a smooth, efficient service is maintained and that the product provided is of the highest standards
  • Adhere to strict food & hygiene regulations
  • Have knowledge and follow company and statutory health and safety
  • To adhere to any cleaning rotas
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards at all times
  • Assist all sections within the kitchen to ensure a smooth and efficient service to the highest standard
  • Maintain a workload rate that ensures the kitchen operation is efficient and avoid any disturbances to service
  • Work well under the instruction of the line mng
  • Ensure the kitchen area is kept clean and tidy, pots, crockery and utensils etc are cleaned and put away
  • Support in preparation of products ready to be cooked, cooking under supervision and presenting to the highest standard
  • To communicate well with the team
  • Have a true interest and passion for the baking and chocolatier industry, be patient and be willing to learn
  • Dealing with members of the public, serving customers, using a till and handling monies, displaying items, packing items to be order ready
  • To mix, prepare and bake bread
  • To help in the display of bakery items in the shop
  • To make scones, vanilla slice and fresh cream products.
  • To prepare sponges, danish pastries and cakes
  • To make pastry and use in the preparation of savoury items
  • To bake pasties, sausage rolls and veg slices
  • To keep the bakery clean
  • To help order ingredients. Retail work (e.g packaging, displaying products, serving customers)General cleaning and tidying

For the suitable applicant there is the potential of a job at the end of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Multi tasker, polite, able to follow instructions but also show initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time keeping

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Be able to work long
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attentive
  • Enthusiastic approach
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Professional and presentable appearance is a must

Qualifications required

  • 2 GCSE’s at Grade A* to D plus GCSE English at Grade A-E or equivalent    


Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced level apprenticeship in Bakery        

Things to consider


Long periods standing will be required for this position

About the employer

Health Store selling supplements, vitamins and fruit and vegetables. The store also includes a bakery which is where the apprentice would predominantly work


Good Health Store


373 Wakefield Road

Denby Dale



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Training provider

Attendance at Barnsley College to complete an intermediate level bakery apprenticeship and functional skills if required            

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Julia Caldwell - 01226 216146

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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Closing date: 21 May 2017