Baker’s Dozen Graduate from The School of Artisan Food

18 October 2013

Baker’s Dozen Graduate from The School of Artisan Food

This week The School of Artisan Food celebrated the achievement of their 2012/13 cohort of Advanced Diploma students at a special graduation ceremony here at Welbeck.

The thirteen students completed the intensive 10-month Advanced Diploma in Bakery in June this year and have all gone on to full time employment in bakeries throughout the UK or are in the process of setting up their own artisan business.

Sheila Russell, Head of Studies at the School said: “This is our third graduation ceremony and as always, it’s been an absolute pleasure to share in their achievement and success.”

Wayne Caddy, who heads up the bakery team at the School said: “Our Advanced Diploma students are excellent ambassadors for the School and their reputation in the industry is without doubt our greatest achievement.”

The Advanced Diploma students come from a wide range of age groups, backgrounds and ability and are taught by some of the top professionals in the UK.  The School is a registered charity and receives support from the private sector to run bursaries to enable some students to study for the Diploma. One of the major bursary contributors is the global information services company, Experian

Craig Boundy, Managing Director at Experian said: “We think the work The School of Artisan Food is doing with support from Experian is fantastic.  It is a great local resource and we’re delighted to help widen its reach to students that might not otherwise take part.  So far our funding has helped almost 50 bursary students achieve a qualification that is highly regarded by artisan businesses and skills that will equip them for life.”