Lee Jack – growing confidence and expertise

The best part of my bakery Apprenticeship?

“…learning new skills and improving my quality in all areas as well as learning the science behind what happens.”

Lee was already employed as a baker with Sainsbury’s when his line manager suggested that he should apply for an Apprenticeship. He saw it as a prime opportunity for Lee to improve his skills and learn more about the baking process.

Lee got started as an apprentice and was a committed learner, he attended all of the development days, which helped him to learn the science behind baking and gain more practical skills.

For Lee, the best part of the Apprenticeship was

“…learning new skills and improving my quality in all areas as well as learning the science behind what happens.”

Lee’s Trainer Assessor, Neal worked with him on a one to one basis to build and assess the knowledge required for his unit workbooks, which he completed to a high standard.

Lee became more proactively involved at work and began having regular discussions with the other bakers about quality and process, using his new knowledge to make positive changes.

He’s still working in the bakery and is now a much more prominent member of the team who keenly drives the quality of the products.

His Assessor, Neil commented

“Lee’s much more confident and stands shoulder to shoulder with his peers. The bakery at Sainsbury’s in general has become stronger as a unit as Lee has developed, and they now have him as a great source of information on processes”.

Lee enjoyed his Apprenticeship and said he’d recommend learndirect to others.

“they are a very supportive learning organisation and my skills have improved because of the work I have done with them.”

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