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Trainee Baker

The Spence Bakery
Dunbridge Street, London, E2 6JG

Posted: 14 Jul 2021

Deadline: 28 Aug 2021

Compensation: £10.85 per hour

Paid Traineeship Full-time Part-time Permanent


Job description

WHO WE ARE:

We are The Spence Bakery. Established in 2002, we are a busy retail and wholesale bakery with a shop in Stoke Newington, and a production bakery in Bethnal Green. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of our neighbourhood, bringing great bread to all. We supply cafes, pubs, restaurants and street food traders across London.

We are now looking for a trainee baker to join our growing team.

WHAT THE JOB INVOLVES:

You will be part of a small team, working at night, and will be focusing on learning and being trained in our production methods. You will provide support to the baking team, assisting with keeping the bakery clean and doing preparatory work for the bake shifts. You will learn how to make and prepare doughs for bulk fermentation; how to develop, and care for, sourdough starters and levains; how to hand mould loaves and bake breads in a commercial deck oven.

There is flexibility in this role, offering approximately 30 to 50 hours, across 3 to 5 night shifts per week (including weekends), working mainly between 19:00 and 05:00.

You will be based at our Bethnal Green bakery

THE CANDIDATE WE ARE LOOKING FOR MUST:

  • Have a genuine interest in bread and baking.
  • Be numerate and organized.
  • Be willing and open to learn.
  • Be an effective communicator, and listener, with good spoken English.
  • Be adaptable and happy working as part of a small team.
  • Be physically fit, with a hard working and committed attitude.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive salary (Starting rate £10.85 per hour)
  • 17 to 28 days holiday per year, dependent on number of shifts worked (including bank holidays)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Fixed days off
  • Paid break
  • Sick pay
  • Staff meals and coffee/cold drinks
  • Free bread

Application information

Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter (to spencebakery@gmail.com) outlining why you’re the right person for this role.

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About The Spence Bakery

We are The Spence Bakery. Established in 2002, we are a busy retail and wholesale bakery with a shop in Stoke Newington, and a production bakery in Bethnal Green. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of our neighbourhood, bringing great bread to all. We supply cafes, pubs, restaurants and street food traders across London.