Baking Apprentice in New Zealand

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by amouthful, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. amouthful


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    Hi there!

    I'm a fourth-year student of law from India and I can't wait to get out of law school. I want to get into baking after I graduate, but I didn't have much of an idea as to what to do. I didn't want to spend a lot of money going to culinary school. On top of that, I would then finish a five-year degree and I won't really want to put in another couple of years in classrooms (although I know it would be different there). But main thing, money.

    Now, I was wondering if I could do any basic jobs/apprenticeships after I graduate, to get some experience. I came across the apprentice programs in UK, Australia and New Zealand. UK is a question for another time. Australia has big restrictions on foreigners and New Zealand seems alright, except some Level 4 programme you have to do alongside.

    My question is what would this thing involve? I didn't want to go to school, so how do I go about this thing? Secondly, has anyone here done this? I know it's good, but would it be really crazy for a foreigner to get it?


    PS - I am an absolute beginner, but I'm taking a private baking class this semester. (A friend's mother is an instructor) And if nothing else works out, I would try getting into a local hotel bakery, but I come from a small town, so they don't really do a lot.

    Thanks again :)