Bakery training

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Applications have opened for two short bakery courses supported by the Worshipful Company of Bakers.

One will take place in July at the School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire, and the other in September at the Bakels Innovation Centre at Bicester.

Both courses are offered to bakery students, apprentices and trainees in the bakery industry from the UK and Ireland only. The courses are open to students in the final year of their full-time bakery education at college, or the equivalent level of a workplace-based training course or apprenticeship.

Applicants must have at least one year of experience of working in a bakery – for college students this will be placements or internships – and will be asked to submit details of products they have worked on during their experience.

The School of Artisan Food - 9 to 14 July 2023
The School of Artisan Food is a charity dedicated helping people from all walks of life learn about healthy, sustainable and delicious food. Based on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, the school has state-of-the-art facilities and an emphasis on the production fermented foods. A Professional Bakers Summer Short Course will take place at the school from 9 to 14 July 2023, and students are invited to apply for bursary assisted places. The bursary covers all costs including the school fees, accommodation and meals, and a set of bakery whites. Students are responsible for their travelling expenses to and from the hotel and any personal spending money. Students are also requested to bring their own safety shoes.

Bakels Innovation Centre - 13 to 15 September 2023
Bakels manufactures and distributes a wide range of ingredients, some of which are tailor made for industrial and in-store bakeries while others are specifically developed for the craft and foodservice sectors. Bakels has well established sales and technical teams focusing on the specific needs of each sector of the baking industry. The Worshipful Company said it is very grateful to Bakels for re-arranging its successful short course at the Innovation Centre at Bicester. It invites students and trainees to apply for places for the course, which runs from 13 to 15 September. The bursary includes accommodation and meals, travel between the hotel and the Innovation Centre and a set of bakery whites. Students are asked to bring their own safety shoes. Students will be responsible for their own travelling costs to and from Bicester.

Applications for the two courses are now open, with the application form available on the Baker’s Company website on the training and education page.