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Bakers & Flour Confectioners

Bakers and flour confectioners prepare and bake dough, pastry and cake mixtures and make and finish flour confectionary products by hand.

Tasks

  • Weighs ingredients according to recipe
  • Mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency
  • Rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns
  • Fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes
  • Bakes bread, pastry and cakes
  • Makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job or by apprenticeship. Apprenticeships and traineeships leading to NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £20,000 per annum and can progress up to £28,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 3,962 employed Bakers & Flour Confectioners in the region.

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