LOVE YOUR WORK
Ashleigh Day Age: 20 Status: Happily single What’s your job? Baking Apprentice at Earlyrise Baking Company. I’m the first female apprentice in the bread section, and I would love for another female apprentice to join the team! Have you always wanted to be a baking apprentice? I’ve always
loved baking – I used to bake with my mum and Nanna all the time. Mum makes an amazing marble cheesecake. I have tried to help her, but I think I will stick with the bread side of things (laughs).
I never really thought baking could be a career, until I saw a position advertised by Earlyrise Baking. I originally applied to be in the cake section, with no previous experience in a workplace, and was unsuccessful. An opportunity came up to work at the Woolshed Café in Peak Hill, which is the area I live in. I knew that they get orders from Earlyrise, and I thought that would look good on my resume when the next opportunity arose to apply at Earlyrise again. It was an amazing little café. And then the position of Bread Apprentice came up and I got the job at Earlyrise! Best part of your job? I just think the people are amazing. I really do think that they are a second family. They are all so supportive. And not just in my section – from packing to cake making, they are all amazing. What are you most looking forward to as you continue training? I’m really, really excited to learn how to make sourdough. My Production Supervisor, Nathan, has me set the sourdough culture most nights now. Sweet or savoury? I’m going to have to go sweet, just not jam! Best advice your mother gave you? She’s given me a lot of advice! Do what makes your soul happy. If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do? I don’t
think I’d want to be invisible, I bump into people enough!
Favourite quote/saying? It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Something you can’t live without? My dogs, I love my dogs. And my family. In that order! Naughtiest thing you did when you were a child? I used to do
prank calls when I was about five. And one day they called back. They got in contact with my mum and I got into trouble over that! Three words to describe me are... positive, happy, energetic