The Hovis Scholarship Award has been given to Gabrielle Baxter from Tameside College, who will get the chance to obtain first-hand bakery experience working with industry professionals.

The scholarship, created by Rank Hovis, is awarded to one student a year for an all-expenses-paid learning experience. Baxter underwent an interview for the award, in which she discussed her progress to date and career aspirations.

Baxter will start work at Southampton Mill, which specialises in flour testing and milling.

She will be assisted by Christopher Foxall, a representative from Premier Foods, during her scholarship, which will see her travel around the UK, visiting bakery institutions including flour mills, testing centres and local independent bakeries, as well as larger chain bakeries. The trip concludes in Lichfield, where Baxter will learn about healthy food production at Holgran.

“Gabrielle is the first student from the college to win the scholarship award and the entire bakery department is very proud of her achievements. She has won many competitions since starting at the college and I’m sure she’ll continue to excel,” commented Tameside bakery tutor Lorna Jones.