The lucky 60 amateur judges will have to start work on September 30. They will undergo a 3-month training course, during which they will polish their senses of taste and smell. The tasters will have to use the correct terms when describing various tastes.
In a job ad published by Openjobmetis on behalf of Soremartec Italia srl, the Ferrero research and development company, the requirements are minimal. Candidates must be allergy-free and know how to use a computer.
"We are searching for 60 sensory judges for tasting activities of confectionary products," the advert says.
The job requires showing up at the company headquarters in Alba, Piedmont in Italy twice a week, do the tasting and provide feedback.
It is not the first time, Ferrero is employing tasters, however, it is a first for non-internal staff to be offered the opportunity.