Approaching bakeries for work experience
Hi all, I'm at the point where some time (even just a day) in a bakery will really help inform me of whether the dream of baking full time can be a reality or not. I wanted to ask what you all think the best approach should be when asking around for this kind of work placement / work experience?
I know from my current employment how hard it is to accommodate visits from wannabes so would like to do everything I can to make my application seem more acceptable.
I've been a home baker for around 25 years, I have a current level 2 food hygiene certificate (I'm in the UK..) and can provide my own bakers whites. I'm not looking to get hands on product, I'm more interested in seeing the workflow of a typical day and just asking questions. I'd be happy helping out with cleaning or whatever is needed.
There aren't that many places I can apply to, so don't want to be dismissed out of hand. What would convince you to allow someone into your business to learn?