Onshore training

There are plenty of opportunities for training that leads towards better jobs and careers in the seafood industry across the UK.

From health and safety certificates to degrees and vocational qualifications,  participating in learning and training can give you the knowledge and experience to progress to bigger and better roles in the seafood industry.

Keeping up high standards of training in the seafood industry is important for a number of reasons that  benefits all of us. Training ensures that employees are safe at work, that consumers purchase higher-quality products, and that employers employ skilled, competent and motivated workforces.

At Seafish, providing training opportunities for everybody in the industry is one of our top priorities. Over the past few years, we have  achieved much for our industry:

  • Level 2 fish and shellfish vocational qualifications  and apprenticeships for operatives and team leaders in processing, fishmongering and related sectors;
  • Level 3 professional qualifications and  apprenticeships in processing, fishmongering, fish frying and other onshore sectors;
  • Level 3 mini awards from bivalve purification through to fish frying;
  • Online learning materials, new training DVDs, workbooks, programmes and other support materials;
  • An expansion of the support available for apprenticeships throughout the UK.

With our Partners in the Seafood Training Academy, we are developing a network of trainers and training providers able to support employers throughout the UK who want to deliver longer term benefits to their businesses through apprenticeship and vocational qualifications programmes.

There's never been a better time to embark in a career in the fish and shellfish industry.

Apprenticeships

There are apprenticeships and professional qualifications available throughout the UK for the onshore sectors of the fish and shellfish industry.

Working with others

Working with others allows Seafish to bring more trainers, centres, resources and funding to bear on the training needs of the seafood industry.  As the managing partner in the Seafood Training Academy, Seafish can achieve a great deal, and with our emerging Seafood Training Networks, recognised apprenticeship providers and approved trainers we can achieve a great deal more to make cost effective and good quality training available to employers and employees in the
UK seafood industry.

Foodservice

Training in the Fish & Chips and foodservice sector is designed to raise standards in food quality, customer service, health and safety, and hygiene.  Apprenticeships and professional qualifications are available throughout the UK.  Training is available from the NFFF fish frying training centre in Leeds and elsewhere, and via distance learning and in-shop coaching.

Retail & fishmongering

Well-trained staff in the retail sector have high-quality preparation and customer service skills, excellent product knowledge and impeccable food hygiene standards.  Fishmongers can exhibit the broadest range of skills of any job role in the seafood industry and this is reflected in the professional qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities available to them.

Processing

Well-trained staff in the fish and shellfish processing sector have high-quality preparation and food handling skills, some may require excellent technical or engineering skills and everyone must demonstrate impeccable food hygiene standards.  Qualifications and apprenticeships that reflect to wide variety of jobs roles are readily available from management to operative level.

General courses

Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy Partnership provide a range of taught and open learning courses covering skills and knowledge which are useful in every onshore sector of the seafood industry.

Onshore Approved Training Providers

To ensure that education and training in the seafood industry is high quality, Seafish is responsible for monitoring and approving training providers.

Training materials

Seafish offers an extensive range of training materials to support learning in the seafood industry.

E-learning & open learning

To complement the range of taught and on-the-job training courses available, Seafish has developed various online learning tools and open learning courses.
 
Careers

The UK seafood industry offers a wide variety of careers for people from all backgrounds.

Apprenticeships

There are apprenticeships available throughout the UK for the onshore sectors of the fish and shellfish industry.

Foodservice

Training in the foodservice sector is designed to raise standards in food quality, customer service, health and safety, and hygiene.

Retail & fishmongering

Well-trained staff in the retail sector have high-quality preparation and customer service skills, excellent product knowledge and impeccable food hygiene standards. Fishmongers have the broadest range of skills of any sector in the seafood industry.

Processing

Well-trained staff in the fish and shellfish processing sector have high-quality preparation and food handling skills, some may require excellent technical or engineering skills and everyone must demonstrate impeccable food hygiene standards.

General courses

Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy Partnership provide a range of taught and open learning courses covering skills and knowledge which are useful in every onshore sector of the seafood industry.

Onshore Approved Training Providers

To ensure that education and training in the seafood industry is high quality, Seafish is responsible for monitoring and approving training providers.

Training materials

Seafish offers an extensive range of training materials to support learning in the seafood industry.

E-learning & open learning

To complement the range of taught and on-the-job training courses available, Seafish has developed various online learning tools and open learning courses.

Working with others

Seafish works with many organisations and individuals to ensure that the onshore sectors of the seafood industry have access to cost-effective and good quality training.