£13,000 Average salary at age 20
£22,880 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


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

Main 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.


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.

What Bakers and flour confectioners studied in higher education

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What Bakers and flour confectioners studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(W2) Design studies6
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry2
(C8) Psychology3
(W1) Fine art3
(P4) Publishing1
(V3) History by topic1
(W3) Music2
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography6
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies5
(L2) Politics1
(K2) Building2
(K1) Architecture1
(N5) Marketing1
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic1
(J9) Others in technology2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences2
(I3) Software engineering1
(N6) Human resource management1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics2
(I6) Games1
(W9) Others in creative arts & design1
(X3) Academic studies in education4
(L5) Social work1
(D6) Food & beverage studies14
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies5
(V1) History by period4
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(I1) Computer science2
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

29500 Workforce Size
4.78% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
3664 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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