Student Bursaries and Awards in 2016

The Worshipful Company of Bakers Education & Research Foundation is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of bursaries and awards to bakery students and trainees, and we are delighted to invite you to apply this year.

These annual awards are highly prized and are designed to enrich the bakery experience of the winners and advance their knowledge of the industry; whilst encouraging their innovation and creativity. They also provide a valuable opportunity for students to network with their peers whilst experiencing bakery training in a new environment, with a different approach, and with industry experts in their fields.

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is delighted to announce that, this year, two short courses are being offered at the award winning School of Artisan Food at Welbeck in Nottinghamshire: September 13-15th and September 19th-21st inclusive. During each of these courses one day will be dedicated to artisan bread making, one day to Viennoiserie and one day to flour confectionery, and the focus will be on innovation; both in raw materials usage and final products.

Successful applicants will be provided with a full set of bakery whites (not including safety shoes), full tuition fees, accommodation, meals and travelling expenses between the School and the hotel.

Further discretionary bursaries are available for the Fermex/Lesaffre UK & Ireland trip to Lille in October 2016: Click here for further details.

We are now inviting suitable candidates to apply for the awards. Student candidates should have already completed at least one full year of study on a bakery course, and should be at least 18 years of age. Furthermore, candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in baking (for example through a history of bakery-related work experience) and a clear idea of their future career path after leaving College or University. Work based learners are also eligible to apply for these awards, but must be able to provide evidence that their work is bakery-related. All candidates must ensure that they have their employer’s and/or tutor’s permission to attend the course.

The closing date for applications was Tuesday June 14th and the closing date has now passed. Successful candidates will be invited for interview at Bakers Hall on Wednesday July 6th 2016. Successful candidates from Ireland will be invited for interview at the Dublin Institute of Technology on Friday 1st July 2016. Award winners will be notified individually before being announced on this website on Friday July 29th.