Pay for bakers varies according to experience.
What you will do
Bakers may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Bakers need to have knowledge of :
It is also useful for bakers to know about what is happening in the market, new products being sold, and to know how to prepare the food of various cultures.
Self-employed bakers need small business skills.
To become a qualified baker you need to complete an apprenticeship and gain a National Certificate in Baking (Level 4) through Competenz.
To do an apprenticeship you need to get a job in a bakery. Completing a baking qualification at a tertiary provider may help you get a baking job.
Most employers prefer apprentices to have completed four years of secondary school. Useful subjects include English and maths.
Bakers need to be :
Useful experience for bakers includes work as a baker's assistant, or any food-handling work.
Bakers need to be reasonably fit and healthy, with a high standard of personal cleanliness. They also need to have good hand-
eye co-ordination. It is preferred that bakers do not have any skin or breathing problems, but this can be managed so they can still work effectively.