Professional Bakers Summer Short Courses 2019



The Worshipful Company of Bakers announces two Summer Short Courses for 2019: 
 
July 15-18th 2019 at the Baking Akademy at Weinheim in Germany
 
September 18th-20th at the Bakels Innovation Centre at Bicester in the UK
 
 
Akademie Deutsches Bäckenhandwerk, Weinheim



The Akademy of German Bakers in Weinheim is the central educational institution of the German Bakers Guild and the German Craft Bakers Association; and is recognised as the premier School for Mater Bakers in Germany. It was formally opened in 1938 by Minister Walter Köhler, and the then Guild Master Karl Grüßer. In his opening speech, Minister Köhler stated that bakers are a crucial link in the German economy and recognised that the craft of baking provides vital nutrition to the population and therefore directly contributes to public health. The Akademie is not only the state-approved school for master bakers, but also trains the German National Bakery Team that competes all round the world.
 
The Worshipful Company of Bakers is delighted to announce that a Professional Bakers Summer Short Course will take place at the Weinheim Akademy in July 2019 and invites Bakery Students and Trainees to apply for bursary assisted places. The course will be conducted in English. The bursary covers the costs of the round trip from London to the Academy, the school fees, accommodation and meals; and a set of bakery whites. Students are responsible for their own travelling expenses to and from London and any personal spending money. Students are also requested to bring their own safety shoes.
 
Please see the link below for the application form, and make sure that you complete all the fields, using ‘Not applicable’ where necessary.

Closing date for applications is Friday April 5th, 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Selected candidates may be required for a virtual interview during the week commencing April 29th: you will be notified during the week commencing April 15th if this applies to you.


Bakels Innovation Centre, Bicester, UK


The Bakels Group was originally established in 1904, and the company as we know it today is largely the result of the vision and lifetime work of Bernard J Bakels; who led the company into ingredients manufacturing with the establishment of Nordbakels in Sweden in 1943. Through a combination of investment and innovation the company and its portfolio has grown, and this successful mix continues to be applied with investment increasing every year to accompany innovative new product developments.
 
Bakels manufactures and distributes a wide range of ingredients, some of which are tailor made for industrial and in-store bakeries while others are specifically developed for the Craft and Foodservice sectors. Bakels has well established sales and technical teams focusing on serving the specific needs of each sector of the baking industry and owes its success not just to investment in facilities and innovation but also in recognising the importance of training people, both young and old, in essential bakery skills. 
 
We are very grateful to Bakels for re-arranging their immensely successful short course at the Innovation Centre at Bicester for a second year and invite students and trainees to apply for places.
 
Students will be responsible for their own travelling costs to and from Bicester; but the award includes accommodation and meals, and travel between the hotel and the Innovation Centre. Students are asked to bring their own whites: safety shoes will be provided.

Entry criteria:
N.B. Please DO NOT apply unless you are definitely available on the dates of your selected course.
 
Both courses are offered to bakery students, apprentices and trainees in the industry from the UK and Ireland only. The courses are open to students with at least one year of full-time bakery education at college, or the equivalent level of a workplace-based training course or apprenticeship. You must be over the age of 18 at the time of the course; and if you are applying for the Akademie Weinheim course you must hold a current, valid passport and visa (if necessary).
 
Closing date for applications is Friday April 5th, 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Selected candidates may be required for a virtual interview during the week commencing April 29th: you will be notified during the week commencing April 15th if this applies to you.
 
The final selection of delegates will be at the discretion of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and their decision is final.  
 
Please click here for the online Application Form and ensure that you complete all fields; using ‘Not applicable’ where necessary.
 
 
 
 
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