Have you ever considered a career in the seafood industry?
There’s lots of roles for those looking for an exciting career in an industry full of heritage and embracing innovation for the future.
Scotland’s vibrant seafood industry offers amazing job opportunities to start or progress your career in some of the country’s most idyllic locations.
Scotland’s seafood is the best in the world and is a source of national pride. The £1.6b industry is now recruiting with diverse, secure and flexible roles on offer to join over 8,400 people already working in this sector.
Come and be a proud key worker helping us put this amazing seafood on tables all over the world.
With roles spanning factory processing, HR, marketing, finance, commercial and engineering; Scotland’s vibrant seafood sector offers a wealth of career opportunities.
We’re passionate about what we do and are looking for people who share our passion to come and join us.
CEO of the Scottish Seafood Association
There is a great deal of uncertainty just now in the jobs market and people are evaluating not just what they do but where they do it. The seafood processing sector is vibrant and offers a diverse range of career options within both large and small companies, often in attractive rural settings where you get more living space – whether buying or renting – for your money.
There are huge opportunities for people to go far in the seafood industry if they show the right ability, ambition and enthusiasm and this campaign seeks to shine a light on that and put a career in the sector into the hearts and minds of those looking for a fresh or new challenge.
Director of sustainability and public affairs at Macduff Shellfish
Managing Director of Thistle Seafood
"I originally only planned on coming to Scotland for a few months to earn some money to start my own business in Poland, but that was 10 years ago…
I had some friends in Fraserburgh so naturally I headed to Aberdeenshire and applied for a job with International Fish Canners as I had a friend who worked there at the time. My application was successful and I was appointed as a General Operative.
My level of English was good which was noticed by a Production Manager, so I was deployed to work at the Retort Department and was responsible for the sterilization process. After about 10 months I was promoted to a Chargehand position which gave me a lot of knowledge about the production process, but also about planning and organising work for a big department. I held that position for a few years and when the opportunity arose, I successfully applied for a Shift Manager’s position.
I am responsible for planning day-to-day production, organising the workforce and all necessary ingredients/materials to produce high quality products. I must ensure that all departments (Retorts, Engineering, Hygiene etc.) are working together to maintain continuous production to meet targets and achieve the best possible yield and efficiency.
I like working with people, in a fast-paced environment. Whilst this is challenging, it gives me an opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge. I’ve managed to achieve a successful career and really enjoy what I do – so much so I am still here 10 years later."
"I first started with Thistle Seafoods as a receptionist, which turned out to be the perfect position in which to learn all about the company and the different departments and their roles. I developed an interest in engineering after processing invoices for all the different parts we use, so when a vacancy within the Engineering Stores department came up I applied. The company recognised that I am an extremely organised and capable individual and so I was initially given an engineering administrator position. This led to me being promoted to having overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Engineering Store. This involves maintaining stock levels, processing engineers’ requests and liaising with suppliers. It is an extremely important job as if there are not enough parts or not the correct items in stock it can impact production and cause downtime"
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