R&D Sensory Taster - (12 hours per week)

Date: 7 Sep 2023

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ

Company: Britvic

Sensory Taster -  12 hours a week (over 4 days) 


At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.  

We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J2O, R. White’s & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


About the Role:


The Britvic Technical Research & Development (R&D) team span across a number of functions, including Sensory Science, Pack Innovation, Liquid innovation etc “Create, Protect and Deliver” is our vision and the team is passionate about providing the key enablement activity and expertise which supports the group business growth agenda. 


As an R&D Sensory Panellist, you will be working as a professional taste tester to guarantee that Britvic provides the best tasting soft drinks for consumers, ensuring that the quality of our products is high and maintaining customer and brand trust through the management of Sensory Panels and testing programmes

As our R&D Sensory Taster, your day will include:


  1. Participating in product testing describing a range of drink products in terms of appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel and afterfeel. 
  2. Actively collaborating in descriptive panel discussions describing product attributes, attribute definitions, use of scale and scale references.
  3. Taking responsiblity for completely and accurately entering own product scoring data into ballots, either on paper or via computer using specialist sensory software

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:


  1. Able to commit to a long-term, part-time permanent opportunity based in Hemel Hempstead
  2. Can work a minimum of 4 days per week for 3 hours each morning
  3. Are passionate about working with some of Britain’s best loved brands
  4. Have an interest in learning  about product and sensory evaluation, as well as being confident to express opinions and perceptions
  5. Have no allergies, medical conditions or dietary restrictions which may impede evaluation ability
  6. Would love to taste and evaluate products as part of the day to day job


If this sounds like it could be you and our values and ambitions resonate then we would love to hear from you. If successful you can join us in delivering Britvic’s strategic objectives and delivering on our continued commitment to our People, our Planet and our Performance and in return you can expect to receive all the commitment, benefits and support you need to succeed in your role.