Entry Into Bakery Industry Academy

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Entry Into Bakery Industry Academy

In association with City & Guilds and bakery employers based in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex, we are pleased to offer a FREE* seven-day course starting on Wednesday 21st June to assist job seekers in gaining entry-level practical craft skills, knowledge and support to successfully achieve employment in the retail or process bakery sector.

Course Introduction

A 7-day practical industry skills training programme aimed at job seekers who want to learn about the varied and dynamic bakery industry in which both traditional craft methods and mechanical processing are used to produce a wide range of breads and baked goods with a view to securing employment in the bakery industry or enrolment on Plumpton College’s Bakery Apprenticeship programme.
This intensive course offers high quality introductory bakery training at Plumpton College’s Bakery training centre (BN7 3AE), as well as developing specific bakery skills delegates will receive a City and Guilds Level 2 General Patisserie and Confectionery qualification.

How to Apply

To complete an expression of interest please complete the short form  HERE.

Once completed you will be contacted by a member of the college team prior to confirming place on the course.

Course Overview:

Start and Finish Date: Wednesday 21st June – Thursday 29th June (Monday to Friday)
Start and Finish Time: 09.30-16.00
Location: Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Nr. Lewes BN7 3AE (transport for visits provided)

Course Content Includes:
• Introduction to modern bakery craft
• Bakery sector and the different types of jobs available e.g. retail, in-store, production bakery
• Producing hot and cold desserts
• Producing paste products
• Producing biscuit cake and sponge products
• Producing fermented dough products
• Product presentation skills, ensuring maximum impact to drive customer sales

*Course eligibility:

To apply, candidates must be aged 19+ from across the UK (see exceptions below) currently seeking work and receiving universal credit are eligible to apply. Candidates will have lived in the UK for the last 3 years and/or have leave to remain in the UK. No qualifications are required but basic written and verbal English skills are required as are basic IT skills.
To be successful on the course and reap the benefits of this opportunity candidates will need to be able to commit to full duration of the programme.
Ability to travel to Plumpton College (BN7 3AE), college buses available until 23rd June with transport from Plumpton Train Station for the remainder of the course)
Course delegates must have a competent level in both verbal and written English.
We are unable to provide this opportunity to anyone who lives in the following devolved authorities: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West of England, West Midlands, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, West Yorkshire.