What do they do?
Plant bakers work in factories preparing and baking goods such as bread, biscuits, cakes and pastries. They use production machinery to safely and hygienically prepare large volumes of food products and may learn maintenance skills for minor repairs.
A typical day
Typically, an eight-hour day; starting early or shift work.
Plant bakers undertake training on specialist equipment to set up, control and shut down manufacturing procedures and ensure quality control. They also learn about the science of baking in large volumes.
How to become a plant baker?
You learn to be a plant baker through an apprenticeship where you complete your training while working on-the-job.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
Entry level jobs
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