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Feed your potential
Whether you’re in store, or at one of our Customer Fulfilment Centres, as a Coles Baker, you will pursue your trade in a fast-paced environment as a key member of the bakery team. Share your experience and skills by producing excellent quality bread and bakery products across our wide range in store and online. Share your knowledge and passion for baking with our customers and contribute to a friendly and enthusiastic department.


A day in the life

Learn what being in bakery team is like

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An award-winning team

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Coles Bakery is not just a great place to work, but somewhere that produces award-winning products.

We had a strong showing at the Product of the Year awards for 2021, with our Coles Finest labelled chocolate and hazelnut mirror glaze mousse two-pack won the top spot after a vote by 9000 Aussie shoppers, while our traditional recipe croissants won the bakery category.


So if you want to feed Australians and win awards while doing it, then a career as a Baker might be for you.

Read on to see some of the other fantastic awards our team has won.

Recognising our Baking champions

Coles are members of the Baking Association of Australia  (BAA) who host many state based events to assist and promote the baking industry. Over the years we have had many representatives from our talented baking teams participate in State and Territory baking shows, apprentice competitions and social events all over the country (the industries only recognised competitions). 

The competitions are open to everyone who is part of the baking industry in Australia and we are proud to acknowledge our Award winning teams who have proven they’ve got what it takes to compete against the best.
Felicity Stone
“I’ve worked at Coles Mount Pleasant for the past three years, originally as a skilled baker before taking on the apprenticeship just over two years ago,” 
Felicity Stone TAFE Queensland Bakery Apprentice of the Year
Isabelle Tress

“It was a great opportunity to have my teachers and support system to present for my award”.
Isabelle Tress Tony Noonan award winner
Ieisha Makkulawu
“I am so thrilled to have won this accolade in such a competitive industry, which is reflective of the support I have received from my team at Coles,” 
Ieisha Makkulawu World Skills Australia Award

Rising to the top of their trade - here are some of our baking winners of 2021 - 2022

Western Australia

  • Excellence in Baking Award for Apprentices 2021 - winner Isabelle Tress 
  • World Skills Nationals Final – Bronze Medal won by Ieisha Makkulawu 
  • Excellence in Baking 2021 Competition – 
    • 1st place Isabelle Tress (Belmont) 
    • 2nd place Miranda Appleton (Northam) 
    • 4th place Lin Xiao (Innaloo)
Coles baker standing in front of baked items

Queensland

  • Best Apprentice Award 2021 – winner Felicity Stone 
  • Excellence in Baking Award 2022 – winner Felicity Stone 
  • LA Judge Invitational Award – winners Isabelle Tress, Luke Williams, Joshua Chapman 
  • Toowoomba Royal Show – 
    • Ashley Hughes (Park Ridge) 1st place for Multigrain 
    • Jess Rassmusen (Flagstone) 1st place for Vienna 
    • Jarred Tench (Warwick) 1st place for French stick
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Victoria

  • Excellence in Baking 2021 Competition – 
  • 2nd place Kavita Sharma (Epping) 
  • 3rd place Sarah Roberts (Echuca) 
  • Bakers Association Australia Competition 2021 – 
    • Robbie Dutton (Forrest Hills) 1st place for White block bread, Wholemeal block bread, and Multigrain block bread 
    • Herbie Ramos (Malvern) 1st place for French stick 
    • Andrew Thatcher (Tooronga) 2nd place for multigrain cob 
    • Nick Netterfield (Brunswick) 3rd place for White Vienna 
    • Kavita Sharma (Epping) 2nd place for French stick
Coles Baker Award sashes

Tasmania

  • Bakers Association Australia Competition 2021 – 
    • Dylan (Meadow Mews) 1st place for White block loaf, Wholemeal Vienna 
    • Wes (Mowbary) 2nd place for White block loaf 
    • Ross (Racecourse) 1st place for Multigrain cob
Three Coles bakers standing in front of bread

Hear from some of the team

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"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. Coles is wonderful place to work and very good environment for all employees from across Australia."
Rohan Shah - Baker

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