Careers

If you have a natural interest in baking, cooking or food in general, an eye for detail, are creative, practical, enjoy experimenting with recipes and making beautiful products, a career in baking or a related industry may be just right for you. Interest and ability in maths and science related activities are also a good start.

Employees of baking and related industries have a wide range of skills, experience and ability. Some come from families where baking is a traditional family occupation, others work part-time in bakeries before deciding to do an apprenticeship. However some people only come to baking or a related industry later in life or through another career path altogether.

Some people develop an interest in baking and enter the industry as a way of exploring this. Most people who remain working in baking or related industries are passionate about the craft and really enjoy what they do. 

Career Prospects

If you have a natural interest in baking, cooking or food in general, an eye for detail, are creative, practical, enjoy experimenting with recipes and making beautiful products, a career in baking or a related industry may be just right for you.

The Working Environment

Bakers work in bakeries, supermarkets, hot bread shops, hotels, restaurants, schools, factories, cake shops, department stores and cafes. However, being employed in a related industry means you could work in a great variety of environments, from a laboratory to an office to a classroom

Gaining a Qualification

You have the choice of studying full-time before entering the job market, or working and studying part-time while gaining skills on the job through the Modern Apprenticeships scheme

Profiles

Find out more about the people working in our baking industry