Dream job up for grabs at New Mills sweet firm

New Mills sweet factory Swizzels Matlow are looking for a mad professor to taste test their products, and will be running a competition to find the ideal person.
New Mills sweet factory Swizzels Matlow are looking for a mad professor to taste test their products, and will be running a competition to find the ideal person.
  • Sweet taster role up for grabs at Swizzels
  • No experience necessary
  • Successful applicant will receive a year’s supply of sweets
  • Apply before April 30
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If you’re dotty about Drumsticks, or go potty over Parma Violets, then this is the role for you!

No experience is necessary and there’s no monetary reward, but it’s the chance of a lifetime for those with a sweet tooth.

New Mills sweet manufacturer Swizzels Matlow is looking for someone to take on the role of sweet taster, every child - and probably adult’s - dream job.

The successful candidate will be tasked with tasting new sweet inventions before they hit the shelves.

The tasty role will give the winner a rare opportunity to enter the world of sweet testing at the factory where Love Hearts, Drumstick lollies and Parma Violets are made.

Training will involve learning how to use taste buds to help create winning flavours and practical tasks will include inputting on design packaging.

It takes months to develop new flavours and the successful applicant will be shown the whole process, learning the secrets of how we make our fabulous sweets.

Sarah-Louise Heslop, marketing manager at Swizzels

The winner will get the chance to go behind the scenes, learning the tricks of the trade, working alongside new product development brand manager at Swizzels, Emma Herring.

Swizzels’ marketing manager Sarah-Louise Heslop said: “We know that adults love our products just as much as children so we’re looking for our biggest fan to join us at our factory and help us develop new additions to our range.

“It takes months to develop new flavours and the successful applicant will be shown the whole process, learning the secrets of how we make our fabulous sweets.

“It’s an important role and they’ll be helping develop new products that could be sold across the country.

“No experience is necessary – just a love of sweets.”

The reward for the successful applicant will be a year’s supply of sweets and the chance to visit the factory to sample sweets and help develop new products. They will also be consulted on new products being developed at the factory for the next 12 months.

The search began on Monday and the closing date for applications is April 30. Applicants must write up to 500 words or submit a short video entry explaining why they are the best person for the job.

For more information or to apply for the role, visit www.swizzels.com/sweet-taster.