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Internship R&D: Innovation project - Fermentation

Mission and key tasks

You will collaborate together with the BU Sourdough & grains Dpt. during an exciting development project in the world of baked goods.

Your mission & key tasks:

  • improve organoleptic & functional qualities of a specific sourdough thanks to innovative ingredients and optimization of process conditions
  • characterize the sourdough in terms of performance and organoleptic improvement: rising power, acidification, baking test & sensorial analysis
  • Report and present on regular intervals during team meetings & information sessions



  • You are finishing a master study in Food Science, Food Technology, Bioengineering or related studies; with a notice or interest in microbiology
    • It is mandatory to be still registered as student at a university
  • You are eager to learn more about R&D,
  • You are dynamic, hands-on and proactive;
  • You have good communication, presentation, planning and organization skills;
  • You’re sincerely interested in the bakery, patisserie or chocolate world;
  • You are fluent in French and/or English;
  • Having a first experience in a food industry is a plus;
  • You are looking for 6 months duration (or even more) internship in Belgium.


Practical info’s

  • (minimum) Duration of the internship : 5 Months (or more)
    • Please indicate in your letter your potential starting date and staying time
  • Internship is located in the industrial estate of Seilles (Andenne), Belgium
  • Owning a car is a plus.
  • Train station of Andenne is 10 min from Puratos by bike


Why would you join Puratos ?

You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader. You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities. You can expect to have a fascinating and full of learning internship in an atmosphere with open communication.



Who are we ?

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium. Shall we meet soon?