Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers

Award Winners and Training Opportunities

ABIM are members of Baking Excellence, which aims to promote training and sponsorship opportunities across the bakery industry. Every year, ABIM offers a scholarship or training opportunity to students of, and individuals employed within, the baking industry. The association continues its joint awards programme with The Worshipful Company of Bakers as agreed at this year’s AGM.

ABIM Award Winners

The winner of the 2020 award was Katie Garrett, who attended a course at the Richemont School in Lucerne in April 2022, from the financial support given by ABIM.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic the course had to be postponed, the course for 2021 was cancelled.

Katie has produced a report about her course which you can read by clicking here.

Kitty Glencross is the 2022 winner.  Kitty completed the course in July 2022, her report can be found by clicking here.

Worshipful Company of Bakers 2023 Bursary Courses 

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is extending the invitation for bursary places this year to include ‘non-students’ who might benefit from a little refresher teaching, or an opportunity to develop an innovative product as part of a team. Please find the information here.  The application form can be found here.

There is no age limit, but the candidate should be able to demonstrate that they have a commitment to the industry and be willing to thoroughly immerse themselves in these courses.

Dates of the short courses:

  • 9th– 14th July 2023 at the School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire
  • 13-15th September 2023 at the Bakels Innovation Centre at Bicester in the UK

Closing date for applications is Thursday 1st June 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Selected candidates may be required for a virtual interview during the week commencing 12th June, candidate will be notified during the week commencing 4th June if this applicable.


Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees

The ABST offer support for student and trainee bakers across the UK & Ireland. The primary aim of the ABST is to offer guidance to their student members through networking at their annual conference. Students are able to speak direct to the bakery industry in regards to job or work experience opportunities.

ABST update their social media platforms regularly & have a committee dedicated to helping students where possible. The ABST Committee also welcome Student Reps from each College or University to join on board; this enables their students to have an insight into how the ABST function and it also is a great asset to add to their CV. For further information please visit:


Further career links

If you are interested in finding out more about a career in baking, please take a look at the following webpages:

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