The Worshipful Company of Bakers is offering people in the baking industry a chance to train in Germany.

Each award is available for one trainee or experienced craftsperson within the baking industry to further their knowledge on the European course.

The Joseph Travelling Award, funded by the Joseph family, is for one mature applicant; The ABIM Award is offered by the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers; and The Piero Scacco Award is provided by owner of Montana Bakery, Piero Scacco.

Recipients of all three awards will depart for Frankfurt on Wednesday 18September and return on Saturday 21 September 2013.

The expenses-paid trip includes a three-day course in English at the Akademie Weinheim. The training also includes a bread course, a cake and fine bakery course and a study tour of German bakeries.

The closing date for applications is 17 May, with interviews on 28 May at Bakers’ Hall, London.

In addition to the awards, The Worshipful Company of Bakers offers a Bursary Award. Colleges offering bakery courses can nominate three students to be interviewed for the bursary.

The successful applicants (one student from each college) will be announced at this year’s Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) conference on 14-16 June.

Christopher Freeman, president of The National Association of Master Bakers 2012-2013, said: “These are fantastic opportunities for trainees, students and experienced craftspeople to expand their knowledge and experience in the bakery industry.”

Places on the course at Akademie Weinheim are also available to purchase for those in the baking industry.

For full details and to apply email or phone 020 7623 2223.