How to become a baker
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You can do a college course, for example:
- hospitality and catering
- professional bakery
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
You could begin your career by applying for a Baker Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship, or Lead Baker Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
These can take around 2 years to complete.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You may be able to start as a trainee or assistant in a bakery shop, supermarket or food production plant, and work your way up through training on the job.