Baker or flour confectioner | Loughborough College

Baker or flour confectioner

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Bakers and flour confectioners prepare and bake dough, pastry and cake mixtures and make and finish flour confectionary products by hand.

Current Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job or by apprenticeship. Apprenticeships and traineeships leading to NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • Weighs ingredients according to recipe.
  • Mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency.
  • Rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns.
  • Fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes.
  • Bakes bread, pastry and cakes.
  • Makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.

Desired Skills

Active Learning
Critical Thinking
Learning Strategies
New Job Opportunities
An 4.9% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.







Entry level

Job Postings

Company: CH Technical Recruitment

Location: Coventry


Company: Thorn Baker Recruitment

Location: Birmingham


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