Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeships

Are there apprenticeships for the seafood industry?

Oh yes, and not just for those handling fish and shellfish. Apprenticeships are available for almost all of the support job roles in the industry including administrators, engineers, book keepers, sales and marketing.

Fish and shellfish apprenticeships are available (with slight differences) in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

In England there's a fishmonger apprenticeship available.  Fish processors have access to food and drink process operator apprenticeships, and fish friers can undertake production cooking apprenticeships.

Am I too old or too young for an apprenticeship?

Funding and age conditions and restrictions may well apply depending on where you are based and the level of apprenticeship you wish to undertake. We are unable to advise on the variation in funding and if you are eligible.

Is there funding available?

Yes and no. It's complicated and depends on where you are, how old the apprentice is, what level they are undertaking. The only people who can answer that question for you are your potential apprenticeship provider. They will take into account the circumstances and advise you accordingly.

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