Tilly Squire

Trainee Product Developer

I joined the Jones Village Bakery straight from school at the age of 16. I was treated like an adult and paid like an adult thanks to the company’s equal pay for young workers scheme.

Since then, I’ve had some amazing experiences and opportunities, learning craft bakery skills working in different bakeries, making different products.

My hard work was rewarded with a place on the bakery’s brilliant apprenticeship scheme which led to my current role as part of the New Product Development team.

I really enjoy the hands on approach, learning about the science and art of baking while we develop and perfect fantastic new products which are then faithfully replicated in scale for our customers.

Recently, I was lucky to be chosen to visit a supplier in Belgium and got to do a beer and bread tasting. It was tough but somebody had to do it!