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 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, local independent bakeries and larger chain bakeries.

The trip concludes at Holgran, Lichfield, where Baxter will learn about healthy food production.