Start Your Baking Apprenticeship

Which of the following applies to you?

  • Are you a secondary school student aiming for a career in baking?
  • Are you already working in a bakery and want to become a qualified baker?
  • Are you interested in a career switch over to the baking industry?

Whatever your situation, if you are interested in becoming a qualified baker by starting a baking apprenticeship, we can help.

5 Quick Facts About Your Baking Apprenticeship

  1. We offer baking apprenticeships in bakeries all over New Zealand
  2. Food and Produce NZ, are contracted by COMPETENZ, the Industry Training Organization (ITO) to manage and support your Baking Apprenticeship
  3. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 4)
  4. The course involves:
    • On-the-job training
    • Course work modules delivered via “distance learning”
    • Annual block courses at our training centre in Napier
    • Approximately 4 visits per year from your tutor, Graham Heaven, to support you and assess your job skills
  5. This course is lead by our award winning baker, Graham Heaven

Q: “How do I get Qualified as a Baker?”

  • If you already work in a Bakery, have a discussion with your employer about your interest in becoming an apprentice
  • If you are thinking about getting a job in a Bakery, have a look at job advertisements or approach your local bakeries

Q: “How long does it take to get qualified?”

  • The length of your apprenticeship does vary, but most will take approximately 3 years to achieve the unit standards and their assessments.
  • On average, you are expected to achieve 70 NZQA unit standard credits a year.

Interview With Baking Apprentice: Hilary Faul

Via Competenz

Interested in becoming a Baker?

If you are interested in becoming a qualified Baker contact our Student Services on 0800 325 666 or register using the following form.

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  • Start Your Baking Apprenticeship
  • Location: NZ Wide
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Start: May 2022
  • Fees: FREE if you are eligible. Check Now
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