The Worshipful Company of Bakers is offering successful bakers the chance to attend a three-day course in Italy, through its annual scholarships, bursaries and accolade opportunities.

Available to those at bakery schools, colleges and in the industry, the recipients of the ABIM-, Joseph Travelling-, and Piero Scacco awards, will fly out to Bologna from 4-8 October 2011, for an expenses-paid trip.

The three-day course – conducted in English – in conjunction with Club Arti & Mestieri, includes one day on Italian breads, one day on Italian pastries and a one day study tour Italian bakery laboratories and shops.

The Piero Scacco Award is provided by the Worshipful Company of Bakers and is awarded to two individuals. The ABIM Award is provided by the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers and is for one person.

The Joseph Travelling Award is for one mature successful applicant to further his or her knowledge abroad to the benefit of the UK baking industry.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2 May, with interviews to take place on Tuesday 10 May.

For more details call telephone: 020 7623 2223, email: or visit