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Are you passionate about the art of baking and confectionery, eager to turn your passion into a career? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Imagine yourself working in cozy bakeries, bustling confectioneries, or even in large industrial bakeries, crafting delicious treats that bring joy to people's lives. Welcome to the Baker-Confectioner Vocational Qualification program, an immersive culinary experience that could be your ticket to a fulfilling career in the world of pastries and sweets.


A Unique Opportunity to Learn in English and Finnish

This vocational upper secondary qualification program is designed to help you kickstart your journey in the world of baking and confectionery. It's perfect for non-Finnish-speaking students who have a good command of English. The program begins in English, gradually introducing intensive Finnish studies as you progress. By the end of your training, you'll be a proficient baker-confectioner, equipped with the skills to excel in the industry.

What to Expect:

During your studies, you'll dive into various aspects of baking and confectionery, from production to packaging and sales. But that's not all; this program goes beyond baking. You'll also gain valuable insights into learning skills, study techniques, and social skills, ensuring you're well-rounded for the industry.

Hands-On Experience: Practical training is a significant component of this program. You'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned in real-world settings. This includes work-based learning periods at local bakeries or industrial bakeries, providing you with a taste of the professional environment.

Location: This exciting journey takes place in the charming town of Nurmes, where you'll be part of the vibrant Riveria learning community.


Before you pack your apron and oven mitts, make sure you meet the admission criteria:

- You are at least 18 years old.

- Possess a high school certificate or a general school-leaving certificate.

- Have a Duolingo English test certificate with a minimum score of 85 points.

- Exhibit strong IT skills.

- Maintain good physical and mental health to thrive in a restaurant and catering service environment.

- Ensure you have sufficient funds for living expenses, which will be required for the resident permit process.

Are you excited about embarking on a culinary journey in Finland through the Baker-Confectioner Vocational Qualification program? It's an incredible opportunity to turn your passion for baking into a rewarding career. But to ensure you stand out in the competitive job market, you need a top-notch CV that showcases your skills and experience. A professionally written CV can be the key to unlocking new opportunities and landing your dream job.

Application Process

The application process is straightforward but thorough:

1. Duolingo English Test: Every applicant must take the Duolingo English test and score a minimum of 85 points. This online test provides an assessment of your English proficiency, including a video interview and writing sample. Certified results are available within 48 hours.

2. Video Interview: Record a maximum 2-minute video where you answer essential questions about your expectations, motivations, and challenges related to the training. This video gives us a glimpse of your passion and determination.

3. Documentation: Attach certificates of your previous education and employment along with your Duolingo English test certificate to the application. These documents help us understand your background and qualifications.

Student Selection

Applicants to be interviewed will be selected based on their application, Duolingo English test results, and the motivation video. The interviews will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams, offering a convenient way to assess your suitability for the program.

Important Dates

- Duolingo English Test: Before applying (Remember to choose "Riveria school" and save the certificate in PDF format.)

- Video Interviews: October 30 - November 3, 2023

- Student Selection: By November 14, 2023

Don't miss this chance to turn your love for baking into a rewarding career. Join in on this delectable journey towards becoming a skilled baker-confectioner. Apply between October 2 and October 13, 2023, and get ready to bake your dreams into reality!


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