Do want a job in the
North West England seafood industry?
"THE North West England seafood
industry in 2015 has been a career haven, which has offered endless
opportunities to ambitious professionals across a wealth of roles in sales,
engineering and social media management, to name a few, and is set to
continue this into 2016!" Well that's according to Kendal
College who also say:- "If that wasn't enough lucky candidates are now
presented with a hot bed of opportunity for international travel, fast
career progression, generous salaries and accelerated learning and
development. Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has unveiled a fact
filled list which shines the spotlight on the attractive, lucrative and
prosperous career benefits which the North West seafood industry has to
offer. Not quite convinced?"
Let these 6 exciting facts explain why you
should hop aboard...!
► Cod mmunication
Working in the seafood industry isn't all about boats and bass! A variety of PR
roles are available for those looking to make their mark in the world of media.
The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Society recently advertised
a communications officer role with a starting salary of £110,000 to £24,800 per
annum. The perfect job for anyone with a flair for all things creative!
► Frying high
Fylde Fish Bar, in Southport, Merseyside was recently shortlisted as 1 of the
best chippies in the area. What better place to earn your stripes as a budding
fish frier? Follow in the footsteps of culinary chef Daniel who now works
in leading restaurant Rogan and Co after winning Chef of the year with a tasty
fish dish! Click on
here to find out more!!!
► Water wonderland
The Fleetwood fishing industry is nowadays quite modest in comparison to its
heyday, but fish processing is still an important local industry that relies on
supplies arriving by road from ports across the country. In September 2015,
there were 7 fishing vessels over 10 metres in length, and 55 under 10 metres,
that had Fleetwood registered as their administrative port.
► Cod-struction and design.
Engineering is another sector which is crucial in the seafood world. Specialists
are required for a range of tasks and projects… including a recent vacancy in
Blackburn which required a principal engineer to help construct a local fish
pass. If that wasn't enough, the role featured an eye watering salary of up to
► Frying the flag.
Follow in the footsteps of culinary chef Daniel who now works in leading
restaurant Rogan and Co after winning Chef of the year with a tasty fish dish!
► Seafood industry casts its net for young workers.
The World is Your Oyster, a campaign designed to showcase career prospects in
the seafood industry, has been launched by Seafish. Featuring real people
sharing their career stories, it is hoped it will capture the imagination of
students and graduates currently trying to secure their 1st step on the career
According to Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, young people could be
attracted in to the industry by highlighting some of the unique perks and
qualifications linked to these careers such as the potential to travel the world
promoting seafood or learning survival skills whilst working on a fishing
With an aging workforce, the seafood industry is looking to reinvigorate the
talent pool by providing a more holistic picture of all that the sector has to
offer young people looking to get in to a rewarding career path. Seafish also
highlight the seafood industry's competitive wages, the variety of roles,
further learning and training options where people can 'learn as you earn'
and quick career progression.
Through engaging case studies and a film, the stories of several vibrant and
inspirational young people, forging successful careers in the seafood industry
have been brought to life on the Seafish website. Once on the site take a look
at the video:- 'The World is Your Oyster' seafood careers film...
Leading ambassadors of the campaign include:-
Emma Moffat, a fish buyer for Icelandic Seachill in Lincolnshire. Natalie Bell,
Trade Marketing Manager at Seafood Scotland, responsible for feeding the global
appetite for Scottish seafood in Europe, Asia and the Middle East based in
Edinburgh; David Parker (28) a Marine Biologist from Young's Seafood in Wales.
Also Holly Smith from the South West of England who is a National Account
Manager for Paramount 21 a supplier of frozen fish and vegetables to the
restaurants, hotels and pubs. As well as promoting the campaign through schools,
career advisors and recruitment consultants, Seafish is also encouraging
industry ambassadors to share their own career highlights on Twitter. Simon
Pot10, Head of Safety and Training at Seafish, said:- "The seafood
industry is a vibrant place to be right now with more choice of diverse and
interesting careers than ever before. I believe young people will be drawn by
the competitive salaries on offer, the interesting, diverse and challenging
range of work to be found, the strong sense of community within the industry and
the opportunity to travel. Seafood is a global industry and whether you are
leaving school, college or university, I urge you to take a look and see what
the seafood industry has to offer. We are calling on members of the seafood
industry to back our campaign and get involved on social media. Let's work
together to let young people know they will be warmly welcomed into our
Yet another ambassador is Emma Moffat, 28, a Fish Buyer for Grimsby based
seafood supplier Icelandic Seachill who employ 1400 staff in the UK, providing
chilled fish to the UK retail market. She has highlighted the many benefits of
working in the seafood industry, and would encourage others to consider a career
in the industry. Emma said:- "In my role I've been lucky enough to travel
to Iceland, Holland and Brussels, along with numerous trips to Aberdeen and
Peterhead. In the coming year, I'm hoping to spend time in Norway and Canada to
gain an increased knowledge of fish sourcing on a more global scale. I receive a
salary which I think is above average for someone of my age, and I know that the
long hours I work are appreciated and recognised. I feel very fortunate to work
for my current company as they have given me access to excellent training
opportunities to help further my career."
As well as launching the new campaign, Seafish is working with the Department
for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to develop new Trailblazer
Apprenticeships for the seafood industry.
here to find out more!!!
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