As a bakery apprentice you may be employed in a traditional craft bakery or in a large automated processing plant; a specialist retail shop or supermarket. Whichever environment you work in, you will learn and develop set of core knowledge, skills and behaviours. You will be trained on how to make a wide range of breads and baked goods, using a range of traditional craft and mechanical processing methods. As apprentice baker, you will learn to work safely and hygienically, following recipes and specifications, to ensure the quality and standards of products meet customer requirements.

Entry Requirements

Typically, employers are looking for candidates with four GCSEs at level 4 and above. Which is equivalent to a grade C and above on the old system. College graduates and university graduates are also welcomed. If you have a similar qualification or extensive experience in a similar job role, please get in touch with us to discuss this further (0115 975 9550).

Functional Skills

If you do not have the required English and maths grades at GCSE level 4 when undertaking your apprenticeship, Remit can support a functional skills course. This course will ensure you have the level 4 required to undertake your endpoint assessment.


This apprenticeship will typically take 18 months to complete.


You will be earning at least the national apprenticeship minimum wage.


This is a level 2 apprenticeship – which is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes.


An apprenticeship gives the apprentice the opportunity to gain a highly regarded qualification while developing their knowledge, skills and behaviour in a full-time paid job.


The end-point assessment consists of three distinct components:
A written knowledge test answered through multiple-choice questions. It will test you on core knowledge and knowledge relating to you workplace: craft, in-store or automated
An assessment centre observation, assessing you on core skills and behaviours
A workplace observation and interview assessing you on core skills, skills relating to one
option and knowledge and behaviours


During the apprenticeship, the apprentice will have day to day support from their employer and have a dedicated Remit Development Coach who will visit them in their workplace to give regular 1-2-1 training and support.


The apprentice will be assessed against specific criteria and the assessment process will take a synoptic approach, encompassing the apprentice’s overall performance whilst carrying out activities within the bakery environment. 

The assessment will be carried out by an independent end point assessor; using methods including multiple choice questions, practical skills assessment, workplace observations and professional discussions. 

Once a minimum of a pass has been achieved for each element, a grade will be determined by the independent end point assessor and they will produce an overall grade based on a combination the apprentice’s performance during all aspects of the assessment process.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Our programmes are tailored to your organisation 
  • Our people become your people 
  • Reduced recruitment costs 
  • Increase productivity and positive impact on the bottom line 
  • Develop a skilled and motivated workforce 
  • Make hiring simpler and cheaper 
  • Flexibility and progression opportunities for existing employees 
  • Fill your skills gaps