Ferrero will pay you to move to Italy and become a professional Nutella tester
The job title, officially called “Sensory Judge,” involves tasting a variety of ingredients including different types of cocoa and hazelnuts, as well as tasting the Nutella spread and other products. While normally the company relies on professionals for this all-important task, this time Ferrero is taking a different approach — they want regular consumers, whose taste buds aren’t influenced by a formal education in nutrition.
The Ferrero company, maker of the popular confectionary treat, is looking for 60 “sensory judges” who will get paid to taste-test its products.
The 60 lucky candidates will relocate to the company’s headquarters in Alba, a town located in Italy’s Piedmont region and famous for its selection of white truffles. No experience is required, but you will only be working two days a week, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your new life in Piedmont, Italy.
If you’re lucky enough to be one of the 60 successful candidates, you’ll embark on a three-month training course starting September 30th, to refine your sense of taste and smell. You’ll also learn the correct terminology to describe various tastes and sensations, so you’ll be well-equipped to perform your duties as an expert Nutella taste-tester.
At the end of the training, Ferrero will select 40 recruits for two tasting panels. The finalists will be offered part-time positions that would allow them to seek other work on the side.
Those interested in the position are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org with reference code ALB01 in the subject line.