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16 October 2020 10:35

Border Biscuits

You can now get paid £40k a year to be a BISCUIT tester

Get the latest coronavirus news - sign up for the Echo newsletter Send it to me Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email If you're a self-proclaimed foodie who knows your crumbles from your crunch, you might be interested in this dream job. Border Biscuits is looking for a 'Master Biscuitier' to join the team. The role will require taste-testing Border Biscuits' range - and an impressive salary of up to £40,000 is on offer. Border Biscuits is an independently-owned family-run business founded in 1984 and based in Lanark, Scotland. Bosses are looking for someone with finely-tuned taste buds and a talent for the technical side of baking.

Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. The successful candidate will spend their days launching products, working at every stage from the kitchen table to production. They will also need to be on the lookout for new flavours worthy of a place in biscuit tins across the nation, as well as helping lead the team in continuing to drive innovation, quality and sustainability throughout the business. Paul Parkins, Managing Director of Border Biscuits, said: "This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats every day and of course, be paid for it! "The successful candidate will be crowned our Master Biscuitier and lead our passionate team in creating delicious ideas for new biscuit creations.

"We're encouraging people from across the country to apply and look forward to interviewing some great talent." Just such a job is now being advertised by Border Biscuits. Instead of number crunching in the office, the successful applicant will be munching the cookies, oat crumbles and viennese whirls and making sure they meet Border's standards. ABorder Biscuits in Scotland have advertised for a £40k a year 'Master Biscuitier' Not only do they get to taste all the biscuits, but the 'Master Biscuitier' gets paid £40,000 a year for doing so. The job also comes with free online exercise programmes – which might prove useful after a few years of committed sampling. Border, which is based in southern Scotland, says the role is key to its operation.

It involves testing new products and flavours, but requires more than a sweet tooth, with the company also looking for skills such as 'strong relationship building', influencing, leadership and coaching skills. Suzie Carlaw, head of brand at Border Biscuits, said the salary is more than justified because of the amount of responsibility that the job comes with. She said: 'The Master Biscuitier will be key in ensuring we maintain our very high standards, delivering beautifully crafted biscuits people love. The role is a key one within Border Biscuits. 'There is a lot of skill used to bring all the elements together to bake the perfect biscuit.' The company insists that applicants must have some biscuit knowledge.

The job description says: 'Candidates must have an understanding of biscuit chemistry and manufacturing, an understanding of secondary processing of chocolate and an awareness of all relevant UK legislation, technical and industry codes of practice.' Paul Parkins, managing director, said: 'This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats every day and of course, be paid for it. The successful candidate will lead our passionate team in creating delicious ideas for new biscuit creations.' He added: 'We're encouraging people from across the country to apply and look forward to interviewing some great talent.' Among the favourites produced by Lanark-based Border Biscuits, founded in 1984, are its dark chocolate ginger biscuits and chocolate crumbles. It also produces varieties of shortbreads, sweet oat biscuits and cookies. Company Border Biscuits' "master biscuiteer" job pays an impressive £40,000 a year for 40 hours a week of work. You'll get to come up with creative new cookie flavours and recipes in the role. They'll need to be able to stand up against Border's beloved products, including the chocolatey cookies and butterscotch crunch biccies. Applicants will also get to try a lot of biscuits in their day to day life – it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. The successful candidate will also get other benefits, including 35 days of holiday and discounts with retailers an brands. The confectioner is looking for candidates who have qualifications in food or nutrition. If you think you fit the bill, you can apply on the Border Biscuits website. IF you're a die-hard Bake Off fan and reckon you could do better than Paul Hollywood, then you're in luck as your perfect job has just opened up. A company is looking for an official biscuit tester, and for 40 hours a week they'll pay you a tidy £40,000 a year. 1 You can now get paid £40k a year to taste biscuits - and you get bonuses too Credit: Getty - Contributor Company Border Biscuits have created the new role of 'master biscuiteer', and say they're looking for someone who knows what it takes to make 'an exceptional biscuit'. Along with being paid to eat biscuits, the newcomer will enjoy 35 days holiday, discounts with thousands of brands and some tidy bonuses on top. It goes without saying the person hired will get to taste Border's full range of sweet treats, but the lucky applicant will get to make their baking dreams come to life as they help create brand new biscuits. This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats Paul Parkins Sadly you can't just walk into a job eating biscuits for a living, and you'll need a few qualifications under you belt to bag the role. You'll need to have a HND or be educated to a degree level in food or nutrition, and have some professional experience with baking and its processes - including the scientific parts of cooking. Plus you should also have experience managing food products - ideally in a bakery - and have IT skills such as Outlook and Excel. If you're looking for more jobs you can now get paid £300 to drink prosecco – and you get a year's free supply too. Meanwhile you can now get paid £400 to test cocktails at home – and you don't even need to send a CV. A biscuit company is looking for a 'master biscuitier' and is offering an impressive £40,000 ($51,600) salary. The dream job will involve taste-tasting new products from award-winning biscuit manufacturer Border Biscuits - sounds good eh? The full-time role also comes with 35 days holiday a year, free onsite parking and perhaps best of all free biscuits. Paul Parkins, managing director of Border Biscuits, said: "This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats every day and of course, be paid for it! "The successful candidate will be crowned our Master Biscuitier and lead our passionate team in creating delicious ideas for new biscuit creations. "We're encouraging people from across the country to apply and look forward to interviewing some great talent." The family-run firm is based in Scotland and is hoping to find someone who is a 'creative, innovative foodie obsessed with the best' as well as being 'authentic, open and honest'. A statement describing the job role reads: "With finely-tuned taste buds and a talent for the technical side of baking, the successful candidate will spend their days launching products from the kitchen table to production, enticing new flavours worthy of a place in biscuit tins across the nation, as well as help lead the team in continuing to drive innovation, quality and sustainability throughout the business." If you want to find out more, or apply for the job, you can do so here. While new and exciting biscuits are all well and good, a survey from earlier this year found that it was the humble chocolate digestive that had the top spot in Brit's hearts. Credit: Borders Biscuit I'm not sure who is picking shortbread as second best, but there's no accounting for taste, is there?