Geary’s joines forces with Moulton College

Well-known bakery business Geary’s Bakery has joined forces with Northamptonshire-based Moulton College to recruit a new, fresh batch of apprentices. Geary’s supplies the likes of retailers such as Aldi, Tesco and Waitrose with a growing reputation for its sourdough loaves and other artisanal bread products.

Moulton College has been picked by the Leicestershire-based bakers as its apprenticeship partner, with the 16-strong cohort of apprentices accessing Moulton’s learning provision on a day-release basis as of September this year.

The Geary’s Bakery apprentices will receive bespoke lessons at Moulton College’s Food and Drink Innovation Centre, which was opened in 2019 following a Local Growth Funding programme from South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).

The centre is used by full and part-time learners and apprentices studying for qualifications in catering, food and drink and professional bakery and is set to benefit further with the addition of new equipment donated by Geary’s which includes a spiral mixer, four-deck oven and a prover.

“We’ve been working closely with Geary’s Bakery to help them recruit the new apprentices and we’re looking forward to welcoming them in the autumn. The combination of on-the-job training with Geary’s and the learning opportunities we can offer them here at Moulton will give them a great foundation for promising careers in bakery,” commented Gemma Cullinane, Business Development Manager at Moulton College. “We’re also extremely grateful to Geary’s for their kind donation of equipment, which will help us expand the offering at our Food & Drink Innovation Centre.”

Established in 1906, Geary’s has a long history in bakery. Today, the firm employs 400 people and produces more than one million loaves and rolls a week at its two sites near Leicester. Its new apprentices will learn every aspect of bakery, from mixing and handling dough to health and safety and packaging and will gain a Level 2 Bakery qualification on completion of the apprenticeship programme.

“We are passionate about developing our people so that we can continue to bake high-quality products. With plans for future growth, it’s an exciting time to join us as we look to develop the next generation of bakers,” concluded Josh Wesson, Managing Director at Geary’s.

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