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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Trainee Flavourist

Is Trainee Flavourist your future position?
Does the taste of your favourite dish bring a smile on your face as memories flood back? Imagine being able to create flavours evoking emotions, awaking memories and stimulating feelings. That is exactly the job of our Flavourists!


The mission of the Flavour School is to train young Flavourists to carry on the heritage of flavour development as a craft and to combine creative expression with technical skills.


Do you have a passion for taste and do you always look for something new and different? Then join Givaudan as a Trainee Flavourist!


As a Trainee Flavourist, a 3 year internal development program will await you in Vietnam with a stint of 12-18 months in Singapore for your training. This program will start in 2022 and will consist of different modules like flavour ingredient training, regulatory training, food and beverages training and further development of your personal skills. A Givaudan mentor will coach and support you during the development program. After completion of this program, you will be appointed as a Flavourist in Givaudan’s Vietnam creation site. 


In this position you will report to Technical Manager, Vietnam and your main responsibilities:

  • Participate in the 3 year Flavourist Training Programme; to learn what ingredients to use for creation of all kind of flavours, like strawberry flavour, chicken flavour or mushroom flavour and how you can adapt them to different taste preferences in other countries; you will also learn how to create the best flavours for different applications like soft drinks, yoghurts or dry soups and what ingredients you can use in which countries based on the food legislation.
  • Assist Flavourists on customer projects; as the best learning is on the job, Trainees will work, guided by an experienced Flavourist, on creating new flavours for our customer projects.
  • Take part in the evaluation of new flavours and food products; to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in food and evaluate newly created flavours, you will participate in tasting sessions with your colleagues and with customers.
  • Enter and retrieve data using our database software.
  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment following Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Prepare and make presentations to summarize insights and suggest improvements in all departments.

As Trainee Flavourist in Givaudan you will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day and for a market leader that is at the forefront of innovation in an industry of emotions. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers.


Your professional profile includes:

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Organic or Analytical Chemistry or Biology
  • At least 02 to 04 years of relevant experience in the Food Applications laboratory area
  • Affinity and passion for food and cooking
  • Demonstrates excellent tasting skills and you should be able to consistently describe the flavour profile of a product 
  • Shows the skills which are necessary to interface effectively with customers 


Our Benefits

  • Attractive salary package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing activities and programs
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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