2 mins read

So, You Want to Be a Professional Baker?

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Did you spend your pandemic months at home perfecting your sourdough starter? Or perhaps you’re more of a patisserie pro?

Well, put on your aprons and preheat your ovens because we’re about to explore the delicious journey to becoming a professional baker!

The team at Goodman Fielder, the team behind some of New Zealand’s most loved brands like Freya’s, Vogel’s, Molenberg, Nature’s Fresh, and Plantry are on hand to answer some of your burning questions and help you whisk up some motivation to get started on your career journey;

Pathways to Becoming a Professional Baker

Embarking on a career in baking in New Zealand is as rewarding as biting into a freshly baked croissant.

But before you dive into the dough, you’ll need to ensure you have the right ingredients, starting with a valid visa to work and study in the land of the long white cloud.

To kick-start your baking journey, consider enrolling in Baking Level 2 and 3 qualifications. These short courses provide the essential foundations and can be pursued full-time at reputable educational institutions like your local Institute of Technology or Polytech.

For those aiming higher, a Baking Level 4 qualification awaits. This requires gaining employment in the baking industry with a supportive employer ready to nurture your skills.

3 Ways to Get Started with a Career in Baking

  1. Work Experience: Roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of baking through internships or part-time jobs at local bakeries. It’s a hands-on way to hone your skills while gaining valuable industry insights.
  2. Apprenticeships: Consider apprenticing under seasoned bakers or joining apprenticeship programs offered by renowned bakeries. It’s an immersive learning experience that allows you to earn while you learn.
  3. Online Courses: Embrace the digital age with online baking courses and tutorials. From mastering the art of sourdough to perfecting pastry techniques, the internet offers a treasure trove of resources to fuel your passion for baking.

Industrial Baking: Growing Your Career with a Global Leader

Dreaming of making a mark in the baking industry on a larger scale? Look no further than industrial baking opportunities.

Joining forces with global leaders like Goodman Fielder opens doors to a world of innovation, collaboration, and growth.

From crafting beloved bread brands like Vogel’s and Freya’s to developing new recipes for international markets, the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

How to Find Opportunities with Goodman Fielder

Visit the Goodman Fielder website and social media channels for updates on job openings, apprenticeship programs, and career development initiatives.

You can also head straight to the current openings right here.

Whether you’re a fresh-faced enthusiast or a seasoned pro, we’re committed to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of excellence in every loaf.

So, there you have it, baking enthusiasts!

With passion in your heart, flour on your hands, and Goodman Fielder by your side, the recipe for success is yours to bake!

Rate this article

Did you find this article helpful?

    Back to top

      Sign up to our Newsletter

      Get the latest on job opportunities, insights and news to help explore your future

      Why are we asking for this? Postcodes help us make sure that the information we send is relevant to you in your area.

      Thank you for signing up

      We'll keep you updated with the latest on job opportunities, insights and news to help explore your future.