Ideas for Possible Apprenticeships?
I am currently a college student at Hendrix College and have one more year until I graduate. While most of my friends are looking to transition into the corporate career track or graduate school, I have become increasingly more fascinated with bread baking and the whole process of making authentic artisan bread: I find the ability to take four simple ingredients and fashion them into a diverse array of tastes quite remarkable. Recently, I have been reading all the literature I can get my hands on in order to become more familiar with the process, as well as volunteering as often as possible for the night shift at a bakery near me. The more that I learn, the more I can see myself choosing baking as my life's work.
That being said, I am currently looking for a position in which I can really get some hands-on experience in the bakery business. Ideally, we could orchestrate a trial run during this summer or during a month in the winter, and then transition into a long-term apprenticeship once I graduate next May. I am willing to do any and all of the grunt work that needs to be done around the bakery, as long as I can be immersed in the process and really get some insight into perfecting the craft. At this point in time, my only bargaining chip is my youth and willingness to learn, so I am hoping that the prospect of free labor will sweeten the deal. If anyone happens to know of any opportunities that may be available, please let me know. Location isn't too much of an issue, as I will happily travel to wherever I am wanted.
Thank you so much for any considerations and input.