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Bakers and flour confectioners


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.

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