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.
Bakers work with a variety of equipment of all sizes, including mixers, ovens, conveyer belts, dough dividers and provers.
Working in a bakery usually means working as part of a team producing baked products. You may work with a small team in a craft bakery, or with a larger team in a factory or cafeteria. You may also work with staff who do other jobs in cafes, restaurants and hotels. Bakers may be required to work alone at times, for example when decorating cakes. Many smaller bakeries require their bakery staff to serve customers and mentor apprentices, or take on administrative/managerial roles.
If you work in a related industry, there are any number of situations in which you might work, as an individual, as part of a team or a combination of the two. You may be in a factory environment with a large number of staff, or working in a laboratory on your own or with just a few others. If you work in the hospitality industry you could be dealing with different people every day. It’s up to you to find something that suits your personality and preferences.