Baker or flour confectioner

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

Tasks

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

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£18,574

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for baker or flour confectioner is £18,574

1,061 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,061. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for baker or flour confectioner roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £18,574 per year. That is about £1,548 per month or £9.53 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,600, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,022

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,061 people are employed in the region.

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