Sweet Success for Graeme
Graeme’s passion in life is baking, he follows famous Patisserie chefs on social media and practices re-creating their cakes for family and friends on special occasions. To help him realise this dream, he was signposted to DEAP in Dundee for support. Staff helped him research the training and qualifications which he would need for this role and to put together a portfolio of examples of his baking to demonstrate his skills.
They supported him to research courses available, choose the right level and course content for him and to apply online. Prior to college starting they also supported him to access training in food hygiene and safety and apply for part time jobs to gain some practical work experience in baking and cake decorating.
Graeme was accepted to study for his national certificate in baking and patisserie with the option to progress the following year. Graeme started college and enjoys having access to a professional working kitchen and equipment to hone his skills. During his course he is getting the opportunity to participate in work experience placements with local employers, which combined with his qualification will set him up well for the future, should vacancies arise.