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Warburtons Family Bakers


Any Questions?

No doubt you'll have lots of questions
about our Apprenticeships.

Here we've listed answers to some of those most frequently asked.

  • Where and when can I apply for an apprenticeship? Vacancies will be posted onto our website together with closing dates. If you don't want to miss out, you can set up an automatic job alert to inform you when vacancies are listed. Please click here to register.
  • Do I have to be a particular age to apply? Our apprenticeships are open to all age groups. For legal and safety reasons, some of our roles and work areas require colleagues to be over 18 years old.
  • What qualifications will I need? These will be outlined in the job advertisement, but will vary from scheme to scheme.
  • How much can I expect to earn? A typical starting salary is ??11,500 pa. Again this is dependent on the apprenticeship scheme in question.
  • Where will I study? You'll study at a college close to the Warburtons site you're based at. You'll attend college on either a block, or day release basis, or a mixture of both.
  • How long does an apprenticeship last? Typically apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year and maximum of five. The type of programme you enroll on, plus your overall performance and attainment, will largely determine the length of the apprenticeship.
  • Where will I be working? When you apply, it will be clear which bakery, depot or site you'll be based at. We have locations all over the UK and will have different opportunities available at different sites.
  • What should I do if I don't have access to the internet at home? Like many large companies our application process is co-ordinated online. If you don't have internet access we suggest using a computer at a public library to complete the online form.
  • What should I do if I don't have an email address? You can quickly and easily create an email account with one of the many free email providers such as Yahoo, Hotmail or Google Mail.
  • What will happen during the selection process? You'll initially meet our training provider. He or she will recommend candidates who they believe will offer the best potential. We'll ask you to complete some online tests and if you're successful at this stage, you'll be invited to come and meet us. We'll ask you some questions aimed at getting to know you a little better, together with examples of what you've achieved at school, college or work placements. We'll also ask you to prepare a short presentation for your interview ' this will be really relevant to you. You may also be involved in a group task.
  • What are the online tests like? We'll send you the instructions via email. Depending on which programme you've applied for you should expect tests that assess your capacity to work with numbers, words or diagrams. They're also designed to gauge your ability to work as an effective team member. The format is online multiple choice.
  • How will you contact me? We'll contact you via the email address you supply on your application. It's very important that the details you supply are correct when you complete your application, so please check them carefully.
  • What if I don't receive your emails? We reply to all applicants, so please ensure you check your junk mail or computer's firewall settings. Some service providers set higher security levels on their customers' mail accounts. These can prevent emails from being delivered to an inbox.
  • If I'm successful when will I start? Apprentice training normally begins in September, commencing with an induction for all new starters. But this may vary, depending on individual site requirements.
  • Can my family enquire about my application on my behalf? Due to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act, we can't discuss any aspect of your application with anyone except yourself. Naturally, we welcome parent or guardian support, so your family members can be invited along to the site when you first join our company.

  • Good luck in your application!