Mondelez International seeks panel of part-time chocolate tasters


Something for the weekend: Confectionery and biscuit manufacturer Mondelez International is searching for 12 part-time chocolate tasters, and successful candidates will be able to taste and give feedback on an array of chocolate goodies and sweet treats.

The international organisation, which owns popular brands such as Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo, is seeking the sweet-toothed expertise of a dozen chocolate tasters, who will be required to sample and offer consumer feedback on a range of new products.

Although applicants might benefit from an underlying understanding of Mondelez International’s edible products, no experience is required to fulfil this position. All training, such as developing  taste buds and learning specific feedback vocabulary, is provided by the organisation.

If the role itself is not enough of a sugar rush, Mondelez International is also offering an extensive benefits package for its newest recruits, who will be based in Wokingham. This includes a bonus scheme, contributory workplace pension, life assurance, a generous holiday allowance and access to flexible benefits.

The position also accommodates new employees’ work-life balance, with a range of part-time hours available; this is ideal for new staff who may need a breather between sampling sessions. Candidates are able to work for either seven and a half hours per week, between Tuesday and Thursday, 12.15pm to 2.45pm, or eight hours Monday to Thursday, working between 3pm and 5pm or 10am and 12pm. The jobs will be on a weekly, ongoing basis.

Led by a panel leader, Mondelez International will require its fleet of chocolate tasters to give objective and honest feedback, reaching a collective agreement on taste using clearly defined vocabulary to help discern between items. Tasters will need to be consistent and know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position.

The organisation wants an individual with a passion for confectionery and, ideally, taste buds well-suited to detection. Its new chocolate tasters will need to be honest in their opinions, eager to sample inventive treats, have a communicative personality and have a firm grasp of the English language.

Unfortunately, those with gluten, nut or dairy allergies may not be best suited for this position.

Here at Employee Benefits, we firmly believe we have plenty of relevant experience, as well as the required language and descriptive skills. Perhaps we should have a practice tasting session here in the office