Bakery Assistant Apprenticeship at Forest Bakehouse Ltd

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  • Reference: VAC001179519
  • Total Positions: 1
  • Location: Longhope
  • Salary: £105.00 per week
  • Hours: 30 hours per week (Tue - Sat, between 6am and 5pm)
  • Closing Date: 3 April 2017
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To assist in the bakery and cafe situated in the village of Longhope.

As a cooperative enterprise all staff at The Forest Bakehouse are given the opportunity to learn and develop skills in all aspects of the business.

An apprentice will:

  • Enjoy and have a passion for good quality food and already have an interest in cooking and baking.
  • Be keen to learn the skills involved in making long fermentation sourdough breads, long fermentation laminated pastry goods, sweet and savoury tarts and flans and high quality cakes and bakes.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy communicating the ethos of the bakehouse with customers and the local community.
  • Be confident in maths in order to learn all aspects of handling money in the bakehouse as well as being able to accurately weigh out ingredients and follow recipes.
  • Have confidence in using IT systems. ( ordering, invoicing and accounts, social media).
  • Learn principles of Food Safety in food preparation and food service.
  • Be willing to occasionally attend country markets.
  • Be willing to assist with bakehouse events and bakery courses.


Desired skills

  • Some basic cookery/bakery skills.
  • Someone who already enjoys cooking at home.
  • Good communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in food, cookery or baking.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Someone who enjoys being part of a team, who thrives in a busy environment willingness to learn a wide range of new skills and can embrace and adapt to a varied working day/week.

Qualifications required

3 GCSE grades A-D including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

Future prospects

Potential permanent position within the company.

About the employer

The Forest Bakehouse produces and retails high quality hand crafted organic sourdough and yeasted breads from its premises in Longhope village. We are a community bakehouse supplying the locality with traditionally made healthy and additive free bread, croissants and sweet goods. Customers can also enjoy hot drinks and snacks at the bakehouse.

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