What It Takes To Be a Baker over the Festive Season

If you have what it takes to be a baker, then check out the bakery jobs in demand now. Read our post which lists some of the key attributes to land a casual job in this Christmas holiday period!

Christmas treats from fruit-filled cakes and breads to pastries of every kind have become almost traditional over the festive holiday season. This makes baker and pastry chef jobs, busy ones to be in during this time of year; taking orders from as early as October and November to meet consumer demand.

To work in this field over the Christmas season requires some specific skills employers are looking for in successful candidates:

•             Individuals who can work equally well autonomously and in a team

•             Ability to work flexible hours

•             Willingness to work during the holiday period when many people are on  holidays

•             Ability to work under pressure

•             Having a can-do attitude

•             Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with customers and staff members

•             Ability to prepare and produce quality baked goods despite an increase in quantity

•             Ability to abide by company policies and procedures, in line with all OH&S and Food Safety protocol

While many of the skills and attributes employers look for when they hire a baker or pastry chef to work during the festive season are the same as what they would normally look for in a candidate; having the above skills and attributes are particularly important if you’re looking to work over the Christmas holiday period.

 Employers are still on the hunt for qualified bakers and pastry chefs, assistant bakers and bakery team members to join their teams Australia wide. If you are looking to land a job in this field during the festive season, view our bakery and pastry chef jobs listed by employers who are looking for employees to hire today!


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