STORY: Zeelandia UK partners with Market Field College to support the education of a career in commercial baking

Zeelandia UK is proud to announce a partnership with Market Field College in Essex to provide the opportunity for students to explore the world of commercial baking. The partnership will allow a group of catering students to attend a four-part workshop that will educate them on the science and day to day operation behind a commercial bakery.

Andrew Taylor, Product Development Manager at Zeelandia said: “We’re proud to be able to support to the local community and to have the opportunity to help educate the next generation on a possible career in baking. The work that Market Field School and College does to provide specialised education to children with learning difficulties is vital and being able to partner with the school and support the students is a great honour.

“Providing platforms for further education is of huge importance to us here at Zeelandia UK and this partnership is another way we are supporting the future workforce. In addition to this partnership, we also offer an internship programme, work closely with both The National Bakery School at Southbank University and University College Birmingham, and support the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees.”

The first of these workshops took place on March 2nd where the students were introduced to the world of bread. The day consisted of a presentation on the history of breadmaking and the breadmaking process, as well as a number of practical activities to provide the students with an opportunity to put this theory into practice.

Duncan Thomas, Head of College at Market Field School said: “At Market Field College we believe in changing lives, affording our learners the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully shape their own futures and lead a life of opportunity.

“In this spirit, we are thrilled to have partnered with Zeelandia UK to provide such a fantastic opportunity for our students. Such links with local businesses affords our students invaluable learning enrichment and knowledge of industry practice. These workshops will serve to enhance our student's course-linked development and purpose, furthermore, instilling transferable skills and feeding their career aspirations. It will provide them with a platform from which to demonstrate their potential to employers and crucially themselves.” 

Duncan continued: “We are extremely grateful for this opportunity and hope to develop an enduring relationship between Market Field and Zeelandia.”

The partnership will consist of four workshops that will span across the coming months to allow the students to explore the science behind bakery favourites such as bread, cakes, pastry, and more.

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