Skills for Work

Trainee Baker (Full Time)

Job Posted: 20 May 2024

Job Start Date: 10/06/2024

A unique opportunity is being offered for individuals with a keen interest in working in the bakery industry regardless of existing qualifications and experience.

We are proud to make everything from scratch using traditional methods. As a growing, independent business on the Isle of Wight, it's an exciting time to join Grace's! 

About the role

  • Baking a variety of bread loaves, rolls, baguettes and baps. Learning how to hand mould, work out recipies and proving times. Production baking, making large quantities of bread. 
  • Role requires good physical fitness as it involves a lot of heavy lifting/moving and working on your feet 
  • Full training provided 
  • Food Hygiene Certificate Provided
  • Opportunity to train in all areas of Bakery Production 
  • To adhere to the companies' quality procedures and deliver the highest possible standard of product to meet our customers’ expectations.
  • To maintain a reliable and punctual track record.
  • To maintain the highest standards of hygiene and food safety within your role.
  • To adhere to an expectation of tidiness and cleanliness of oneself and workstation, as set down in company handbook.

Hours of Work

  • The Hours of Work are 35 to 45 hours including Sundays.
  • Day Shifts: 12pm - 7pm shifts (finish time depends on number of orders)
  • Evening Shifts: 5pm - 12pm (finish time depends on number of orders)

Pay and Benefits

  • Starting rate of £11.45, reviewed after probationary period
  • Employee Discount Card for all Grace's Shops 
  • Employee Discount on our Online Shop/Home Delivery
  • Accesss to free Employee Assistance Program which offers free face to face counselling among other benefits

About Us

Grace’s Bakery is a family run business based on the Isle of Wight. The Company was established in 1997 and has a long-established reputation for high end consistent produce. In 2020, we were awarded Best Customer Service at the Bakery Industry Awards and Best Small Shop: COVID 19 Response at the Best Small Shops awards. We are continually growing and now comprise of five retail shops across the island, a substantial wholesale to some of the leading food retailers across the region and an Island-Wide home delivery service.

Our production facility is based in Ryde where all our products are made from scratch.

The bakery is made up of 4 production teams, the bread dept., morning goods dept., confectionery dept., and sandwiches and savoury dept. The company employs approximately 70 people.

Baking is our passion and as such our ethos is to give young people a chance to train for a new career in the baking industry. This opportunity can, once you have mastered the bakery skills in all aspect of baking and confectionery, give you skills to work in many different parts of the world.

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Grace's Bakery Ltd

Grace's is a family bakery that has been making bread, cakes and lunches by hand since 1997. We pride ourselves on using traditional methods and quality ingredients.

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