Have you ever wanted to work as a professional artisan baker...and gain experience within several highly respected bakeries?
BakerTrade is for skilled bakers as well as those learning the craft of professional baking.
Please read the following information, or contact:
ABA has spoken with bakeries and bakers. Bakeries are concerned
about not having access to enough bakers relevant to their industry,
and bakers would like to be able to grow their artisan skills, and get
more experience working with other bakers.
ABA’s solution is to say to bakeries....give bakers the option of
working shorter contracts and moving between accredited bakeries.
Bakers are more motivated with the knowledge that they can move from
one learning experience to another when their contract expires. The
vacant position is filled by an incoming BakerTrade baker.
Bakers, including bakers in training, are actively encouraged to move between bakeries every 6 – 18 months.
For bakers, the opportunity to work around at different bakeries is
an exciting prospect. Imagine a couple of bakers chatting to each
other, both with several years of BakerTrade experience.
Baker 1 (watching another baker shape dough). “Hey I know how to do that too. Did you learn that at Francois Pete’s bakery?”
Baker 2 “Yeah. I was there a few years ago. Francois had amazing hand skills and I picked up what I could.”
Baker 1 (sounding excited). “Yes! I was there last year through BakerTrade. I know exactly what you mean. Did you ever work at Simone’s Patisserie and learn how to do…etc…etc…”
Which bakeries can bakers work at?
All ABA member bakeries and selected international bakeries are able to subscribe to BakerTrade.
If you are a baker and like the look of one of the bakeries you see on this website, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to see if they have an opportunity for you. New bakeries are also welcome to apply via the same email address.
What qualifications does a baker need to enter BakerTrade?
Both trade (technical college) and craft bakers are welcome to apply. BakerTrade does not discriminate based on where you learnt to be a good baker.
- Craft apprentices are welcome to apply. A Craft apprentice is a
person who is learning to be a professional baker, but is not attending
a trade college.
- Trade apprentices are welcome to apply, as long as the bakery you wish to work at has a supervising trade baker.
Trade Baker? Craft Baker?
- BakerTrade is an excellent way to gain further artisan baking experience after technical college.
- BakerTrade is an excellent way for bakers who do not attend technical college, to learn the craft of baking.
I am a baker or bakery outside Australia. Can I apply?
BakerTrade has VISA ready positions available right now.
International bakeries are welcome to apply for BakerTrade.
What if I am a complete novice who has never worked in a commercial bakery?
To work as a baker, you need to be fit and genuinely interested in making high quality bread and/or cakes and pastries.
ABA specializes in bakers and bakeries who are dedicated to artisan
practice. An artisan baker is basically someone who loves their craft,
takes an active interest in the people they are baking for, and has the
skills to achieve high quality outcomes. An artisan actively seeks new
knowledge to further their skills.
Conditions for bakers are rapidly becoming some of the best in the
food industry: Eight hour shifts, daylight hours, and pay above award
rates for experienced staff.
Is BakerTrade an original ABA concept?
Yes. This is where it all started.