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Junior Sourdough Baker

Forge Bakehouse
Nether Edge, Sheffield

Posted: 12 Nov 2021

Deadline: 15 Dec 2021

Compensation: £9.65 per hour or £21,000 per annum

Paid Full-time Part-time

Job description

Start date between mid-December and 5th January.

A great opportunity to join our bread crew, this junior position would suit someone who has studied baking in college or worked in a bakery for a year or two. Eager home sourdough bakers who are looking to make a career out of a passion are also welcome to apply. You need to be prepared to step into a professional environment and really scale up your production quickly!

We pride ourselves in the care, knowledge and attention to detail we employ in producing our bakery range. We are looking for someone with an equal passion for fermentation, a desire to continue learning every day, the ability to share their knowledge, ideas and creativity and to be self-motivated to improve.

You will be:

  • in love with all things sourdough
  • detail orientated and a little bit obsessed about refining your techniques, consistency and learning new things
  • an efficient and a clean worker
  • a morning person!
  • able to slot into a team and also motivate yourself for more solo work
  • mindful of ingredient costs and wastage
  • inspired by other parts of the food world and able to bring your inspiration and ideas to work

Duties include:

  • mixing savoury and sweet doughs, sourdough and yeasted
  • hand scaling and shaping all our doughs
  • bake shifts and oven work
  • veg and fruit prep for bread products
  • daily and deep cleaning

This role is a physical one, with lots of lifting and carrying. You will be on your feet for your 8.5 hour shift (with a break for lunch of course)

Regular shifts start between 4-7am each day, we are open 7 days a week so working days can include part and full weekends.

Choose between a 4 day (34 hour) contract or 5 day (42) hour salaried contract. Starting rate £9.65+ per hour based on experience.

Application information

To apply send your CV and a covering letter to, let us know why you are the person for us! A portfolio of your baking is always great!

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About Forge Bakehouse

We are a sourdough bakery, patisserie and cafe in the heart of Sheffield Antiques Quarter. Our bakers, chefs and baristas make everything from scratch – meaning we know exactly what’s in it. No improvers, no additives. From small bakery, to bigger premises, to opening a cafe – our story has been one of growth. We are a team of 30 serving all day brunch, running monthly evening events, teaching classes and popping up at markets and weekly at Sheffield Train Station.