Apprenticeships are a great way to learn as you earn, plus you get a recognised qualification in the process!

We’re committed to getting new talent into our teams and our apprentices get a start on the ladder. A chance to work in a business that see’s your future as a part of ours.

Where can it lead you?

Apprenticeships offer practical on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications. *Hands-on workplace experience gives trainees a distinct advantage, you feel more empowered to have successful careers in your chosen industry and equips you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you need to succeed in the future.

Further skills enhancement is available through the associated training programmes we offer. Apprentices also benefit from better long-term salary prospects.  Here you can read about some of the experiences of colleagues who've successfully passed through our Apprenticeship Scheme.

*Source - National Apprentice Survey 2022
How long have you been with warburtons?

8 years 3 months.

What did you do before warburtons

Taking a route into an engineering job was ideal for me, especially when it was with such a big company as Warburtons.

Describe your apprenticeship

Each day presented new challenges to develop my abilities, both on a professional and personal level. I always felt supported and driven to succeed.

What have you learned during your apprenticeship?

I was heavily involved in the PLC side of engineering, learning how to interrogate programs, fault find and write new programs myself.

Why did you choose warburtons?

Taking a route into an engineering job was ideal for me, especially when it was with such a big company as Warburtons.

What's your current role and responsibilities?

My role includes completing planned maintenance that is generated from the SAP PM system, attending breakdowns, creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to aid engineering tasks and viewing SAP to create relevant reports.

"I always felt supported and driven to succeed"

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Parent guide - an overview

As a parent you want your son or daughter to get the very best possible start to their career. With an apprenticeship with Warburtons, you can be confident that every apprentice can access a key route into securing a job and progressing into a successful career with Britain's No.1 bread brand. 

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training, which allows individuals to earn while they learn, whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, with an element of 'off the job' training which usually takes place with a training provider or at a college.If your son or daughter lives in England, is over 16 and not in full-time education he or she can apply.

The core components are:
  • A nationally recognised vocational qualification
  • Functional skills, such as working in teams, problem solving, literacy and numeracy, communication and using new technology
  • A technical certificate such as a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to your specific apprenticeship)
  • Other professional qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular job
The benefits of an apprenticeship
  • Earning a salary whilst receiving all the benefits of being an employee including: holiday pay, profit share, discounted bread shop on site etc
  • A range of apprenticeships with training that focus on the skills employers like Warburtons are looking for, in areas such as Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Business Administration and Information and Communications Technology
  • Excellent career progression opportunities through additional training and skills development
  • Better long-term salary prospects (those with an Advanced Apprenticeship earn around £117,000*, more than those without, over the course of their career)
  • Learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor
  • There are three entry points through the different levels: - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (Level 2) - Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3) - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4 or above).
What level of salary can an apprentice expect to receive?

The current National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices is £5.28 per hour, but we pay more than this. Salaries vary for different apprenticeships, but our starting salary is typically £19,000 per annum, depending on the role, which will rise as the apprentice progresses.

Entry Requirements

If your son or daughter lives in England, is over 16 and not in full-time education they can apply for an apprenticeship. There are different entry requirements depending on the type of apprenticeship they wish to pursue. Apprentices need to be committed, motivated, enthusiastic and reliable, with a 'can-do' attitude. We'll also look for apprentices who share our values of Quality, Care, Responsibility and Family.


Apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year, however many can take longer, especially if they are at a higher level or in certain sectors such as Engineering. The duration of the apprenticeship will be made clear at the beginning of the application process.

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Apprenticeships Info

The essence of this information is taken from the National Apprenticeship Service website.