Professional Bakers Summer Short Courses 2018


The Worshipful Company of Bakers announces two Summer Short Courses:
August 6-9th 2018 at the Institut National de Boulangerie et Patisserie in ROUEN, France
September 17th-20th at the Bakels Innovation Centre at Bicester in the UK

Institut National de Boulangerie et Patisserie, Rouen
Since its creation in 1974, the INBP has been a major player in the bakery profession, with recognized expertise in France and internationally.
A training organization of excellence for adults, the INBP has been able to observe the evolution of the market in the bakery, pastry, chocolate, ice cream and snacking sectors in order to develop courses and educational support for professionals at all stages of their careers: from creation to development through production, management and sales. It is the mission of INBP to provide a complete service to professional bakers to help them train, recruit and develop to the best of their ability so that they may succeed in all their career ambitions.
The INBP has acquired its very good reputation over 40 years of commitment to the baking profession and holds very high standards in its training programmes. Moreover, it strives to highlight the image of baking as an aspirational career. The founders of INBP and those training the bakers of today and tomorrow are driven by the same passion and commitment to passing on skills and knowledge gleaned over the years.
The Worshipful Company of Bakers is delighted to announce that a Professional Bakers Summer Short Course will take place at the INBP Institut in Rouen in early August 2018 and invite Bakery Students and Trainees to apply for bursary assisted places. The bursary covers the costs of the round trip from London to Rouen, the school fees, accommodation and meals; and set of bakery whites. Students are responsible for travelling expenses to and from London and any personal spending money. Students are also requested to bring their own safety shoes.
Bakels Innovation Centre, Bicester, UK
In September 1904 two brothers, Hendrik A and Bernadus J Bakels, registered the first Bakels Company in Amsterdam. The Bakels Group as we know it today is largely the result of the vision and lifetime work of Bernard J Bakels; the son of Bernardus. In 1943, Bernard led the company into manufacturing with the establishment of Nordbakels in Sweden.
Through a mixture of investment and innovation; additional companies and successful products have been added through the years and this successful mix continues to be applied - investment increases every year to accompany innovative new product developments.
British Bakels manufacture and distribute 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.
Products are formulated to suit each market sector and British Bakels has well established sales and technical teams focusing on serving the particular needs of each sector. Bakels 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. Specialist training centres have been established in a number of Bakels companies and the Bicester Centre will be the venue for our second short course of the year. Pascal Huerlimann, a talented young baker from Switzerland who has been involved in the publication of a very informative booklet on Artisan Breads, will be demonstrating baking techniques as part of the course.
Students will be responsible for their own travelling costs to and from Bicester; but the course 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.
The INBP course is quite advanced and places are very limited so please do not apply unless you have completed at least 2 years of full time bakery education at college, or the equivalent level of a workplace based training course or apprenticeship. The Bakels course is 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.
Both courses are offered to bakery students, apprentices and trainees in the industry from the UK and Ireland only. You must be over the age of 18 at the time of the course; and if you are applying for the INBP course you must hold a current and valid passport.
The final selection of delegates will be at the discretion of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and their decision is final. 
Closing date for applications was Friday March 23rd: applications received after this date will not be considered. Selected candidates may be required for a virtual interview on Wednesday April 11th: you will be notified during the week commencing 26th March if this applies to you.
Please click here for the online Application Form, and ensure that you complete all fields.