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Artisan Baker - Modern Apprenticeship - 14307

1 October 2018


Permanent after trial


Modern Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage for the first year


At the Breadwinner we're passionate about baking.  Since 1973 our master craftsmen bakers have been baking in Edinburgh - kneading and shaping dough by hand.  We prefer to use traditional, simple methods and allow time to naturally enhance our products, rather than adding anything that would change the quality or flavour of our breads. We're proud of our heritage - and work hard to supply breads, cakes and pastries that are locally made, freshly baked and full of flavour. 

Work Environment: 

You will be working in a small team within a busy wholesale artisan bakery at South Gyle.

What might a day in this job look like? 

  • Learn and apply food hygiene and safety practices, personal hygiene, equipment and work place cleaning, stock rotation systems, and the systematic and preventative approach of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) in food production process.
  • Learn about the main ingredients used in baking and how to use and store them.
  • Weigh ingredients according to recipes and calculate the amounts needed for a given yield (output).
  • Follow recipes and processes for making baked goods.
  • Use and clean specialised machinery (mixers, dough breaker, oven etc) after each use as required.
  • Use specialist tools (rolling pin, piping bags etc) for producing products.
  • Understand and conduct proper fermentation for yeasted products.
  • Hand divide, shape breads and buns and baking goods.
  • General cleaning of equipment and work place area as required.
  • Reflective practice on all aspects of the job, while constantly striving to achieve high quality and regularity of products.

What will I learn?

You will complete a 3-4 year apprenticeship which will include practical on the job training working closely with some of the best bakers in Scotland. This training will be supplemented by SQA accredited SVQs.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

Qualifications aren't important - we are looking for someone who will be dedicated to learning the skills required to become a fully qualified baker.

We are looking for a motivated young person with a passion for bread and baking who strives to achieve high standards and pays attention to detail. 

You should have good communication and problem solving skills, be numerate, hardworking, organised and enjoy working in a team.

If you are successful in the first round of interviews, you may be invited along to spend some time in the bakery to see what working there would really be like.

Closing Date:

This position will close when a suitable candidate has been found.