As the bakery has evolved, so has my role. When the opportunity to do an apprenticeship came up it seemed like it was the logical next step – scary though as I hadn’t done any study for 30 years. But I thought I was baking for a living, so why not become qualified?
A lot of people ‘learn by doing’ and this is the perfect way to do that. At first I was daunted at the prospect of papers to complete, but once I started, it didn’t seem too bad after all. You are provided with a lot of learning and reference material. I had people I could ask for help or advice, and the block course tutors were always available if needed. And unlike the olden days – we now have Google!
Just do it.