Michael Jay (Graduate)
Mr; BSc Food Science
Reference number: A-156
Preferred Geographical Work Area:
I would be available:
1st December 2018
My Career Aspirations:
I am a passionate and professional food science graduate with a keen interest in the colour, flavour and fragrances sector, having completed my BSc degree in Food Science, currently completing my Honours. Exceling at my studies I was awarded Golden Key Membership, an international honour society recognition.
Over the course of my studies I have constantly pursued further courses and training which have all provided invaluable insight into the field of food science, consumer science and food safety management systems with the objective that these courses complement my ambition to either follow a career in quality management of food/raw material production, NPD, or even as a trainee flavourist, depending on what opportunities are presented to me.
Summary of Work Experience:
My interest in sensory science was recognised when I was appointed as Sensory Analyst in August 2018, at the University of Pretoria, under the supervision of Prof. Riette De Kock.
I have pursued part-time roles throughout the duration of my studies, all of which have provided insight into technical and time constraint pressures that the industry requires.
Education & Achievements Summary:
Currently completing my BSc. Honours (Food Science) at the University of Pretoria. I was selected to attend the International Conference of the Institute of Food Technologists in Chicago (USA) as a Global Challenge Participant in July – 2018, which provided invaluable insight into new and emerging technologies as well as exposure to all entities involved in new product development.
I have had the opportunity to perform a number of leadership roles and find that team collaboration achieves far more than that achieved alone. Having said that I am able to work independently but enjoy being part of a team, one that proliferates ideas into real-world solutions. I thrive on challenges and the subsequent resolution of problems experienced during day-to-day work.
I have a good knowledge base of sensory panelling and evaluation of food samples in an effort to gauge insight into desirable food sensory attributes.
I have also had the opportunity to perform a personal business role which has provided some insight into basic accounts and customer relations.
As a young, well-educated, ambitious graduate I would value the opportunity to be considered for suitable roles which would enable me to make valuable contributions to my employer.
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Reference number: A-156
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