Careers in the UK seafood industry

The seafood industry is full of heritage and embracing innovation for the future. There's lots of roles for those looking for an exciting career.

Attracting young people to the seafood sector

Report cover - The world is your oyster - Attracting young people to the seafood sector. Image features two chefs preparing prawns

Young talent is vital to the future of the seafood industry but its not always an industry the people consider for a career.  Many don’t know what types of jobs and qualifications are available and where a career in seafood can take them. 

In 2018, we spoke to young people to find out what they think about careers in the seafood sector. We explored their attitudes towards future careers and the barriers that might stop them thinking about a career in seafood.

Our report can be used by seafood businesses as a practical guide to support recruitment of young talent.

The world is your oyster seafood careers resources

We've created promotional materials to help you encourage the next generation of young people in to the seafood industry.

A film and infographics are available for free to anyone working to promote seafood careers to young people – from seafood businesses to schools and colleges.

Go to our Asset Bank to download the film or infographics. You will need to register for access if you are new to the Asset Bank. 

World Is Your Oyster Film
This short film showcases some of the exciting seafood career opportunities available to young people in the UK. It highlights the diversity of roles available across the industry, picking out some of the academic, creative, practical and hands on jobs available. The film is available to view below.

A short film created by Seafish, showcasing a variety of seafood related career opportunities available to young people in the UK.

World Is Your Oyster Infographics
We’ve also created a couple of infographics to help young people to find out more about seafood careers options available at a glance. One details six reasons why they should consider a career in the seafood industry and the other lists four of the careers paths available. 

World Is Your Oyster Careers Maps
These compact fold-up maps outline a selection of jobs available across the seafood industry. These are only available as printed copies which can be used for careers events.

We're not sending printed materials at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you would like to note your interest to receive copies in the future, email seafish@seafish.co.uk and state:

  • Your name and business
  • Reason for requesting copies of career maps
  • When you plan to use them

Young Seafood Leaders Network

The Young Seafood Leaders Network brings together the many talented young professionals from across the UK seafood industry. It provides a platform for knowledge sharing, identification and appreciation of best practice.

Further information for jobseekers

If you’re interested in a career in the seafood industry and looking to find out more about the options available you can visit other pages on our website to:

  • Read more about the different career paths available, 
  • Read career case studies from individuals starting out in the seafood industry
  • Read case studies of women working in the seafood industry

Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition

The Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition is open to all full-time and college based modern apprentice chefs. Run by the Grimsby Institute the competition provides young chefs with a platform to demonstrate their flair, understanding, skill and ability using seafood from sustainable sources.

Contacts

For further information about seafood careers contact:

Simon Potten
Head of Safety and Training
t:
01472 252 337
m:
07876 035 743