Baker or flour confectioner
- Makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.
- Bakes bread, pastry and cakes.
- Fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes.
- Rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns.
- Mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency.
- Weighs ingredients according to recipe.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for baker or flour confectioner is £18,574
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,060. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for baker or flour confectioner roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £18,574 per year. That is about £1,548 per month or £9.53 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,600, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,022
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,060 people are employed in the region.