Aberdeenshire-based bakery The Bread Maker is aiming to raise £20k to open a support centre for adults with learning disabilities.

The bakery currently trains people at its site who find it difficult to find employment. It is aiming to open a centre in the Scottish city that will provide training courses that will result in a Scottish vocational qualification (SVQ).

The Bread Makers CEO Donald Anderson said that, as part of its 10th anniversary, the company was looking to become more outreaching and teach more adults with disabilities.

“This is an opportunity to take our project out into the community and work with more people,” he said. “So we are going to open a wellbeing and SVQ centre that will allow adults with disabilities to obtain employment skills.”

Each course will take place in 10-week sections, which will include building a CV, interview skills, food hygiene, health & safety, first aid and personal appearance.

Anderson added the bakery was planning its first intake of apprentices at the end of this summer.