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Brighton and Hove’s Sugardough to deliver new apprenticeship

Ever fancied training as an artisan baker under one of the best and most experienced people in the business? Sugardough – with bakeries in Brighton and Hove – has just been approved to deliver a new bakery apprenticeship from this September in partnership with Plumpton College.

The craft bakery apprenticeship is unique in that it’s modelled on more traditional apprenticeship schemes, where candidates will work full time and receive their practical training one day a week at Sugardough’s Hove bakery under owner and artisan baker, Kane McDowell.

Kane, who himself started his career as an apprentice pastry chef 25 years ago in Melbourne, opened Sugardough in Hove in 2009, and now also has a bakery and café on Market Street in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes. He has always remained true to his ethos of using traditional baking techniques and top-quality ingredients – plus plenty of time, care and passion – to deliver the very best handmade cakes, bread, pastries and savouries, and is ideally placed to pass on his skills to the scheme’s first apprentices.

“We’re genuinely excited about this apprenticeship and getting more people properly trained in the artisan end of the market,” he says. “Apprentices will learn the art of baking from scratch, and largely by hand, which fits in perfectly with what Sugardough is about. There’s currently nothing like this scheme in the area, and fundamentally it’s really important for the sustainability of independent, traditional bakeries like Sugardough.”

To find out more about the apprenticeship, visit Prospective apprentices can contact the college direct at

Visit Sugardough at 18 Market Street
Phone: 01273 771218