Be the baker’s apprentice

Sugardough bakery in Brighton and Hove has teamed up with Plumpton College to deliver a new bakery apprenticeship from this September.

Kane McDowell © Sugardough

Kane McDowell © Sugardough

The Real Bread Campaign supporter’s new scheme is modelled on traditional schemes, with apprentices working full time at Sugardough under owner Kane McDowell, during which they are release one day a week for the college-based elements of the programme.

Kane said: “We’re genuinely excited about this apprenticeship and getting more people properly trained in the artisan end of the market. There’s currently nothing like this scheme in the area and, fundamentally, it’s really important for the sustainability of independent, traditional bakeries like Sugardough.”

Kane, who started his baking career as an apprentice pastry chef 25 years ago in Melbourne, opened Sugardough in Hove in 2009, followed by a bakery and café in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes.

Sugardough will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government, while apprentices pay 10% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training, with government paying the remainder up to the funding band maximum.

Prospective apprentices can find more information on the Plumpton College website.

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