Seafood business apprenticeships

We work with providers to support apprenticeship programmes that allow seafood businesses to support people working in a variety of roles. 

What are apprenticeships and how do they work?  

Apprenticeships combine practical on the job training with additional study. An apprentice is employed by a business and is paid while they gain experience and knowledge, important to their job role and chosen apprenticeship.   

We work together with organisations that offer apprenticeships across the UK for the seafood industry.  There are many different options available, depending on where you are based.  

You can find out more about the different types of apprenticeships available in each sector by following the links below.  

Funding for apprenticeships also varies across the UK so you should contact a local apprenticeship provider to confirm what rules are in place in your area.   

You can find contact details for some apprenticeship providers further down this page.  

How can apprenticeships support your business? 

Apprenticeships can:  

  • Support staff development so that employees gain important skills and knowledge  
  • Be directly relevant to the operations in your business  
  • Help to boost productivity and quality of output  
  • Attract new talent  
  • Lead to more applications when advertising job roles 
  • Be taken by existing staff as well as new recruits. 
Haddock being processed
Apprenticeships offer valuable on the job training

Find out about fish frier apprenticeships  

A variety of apprenticeships are available to help businesses in the fish and chip industry ensure that their staff have the knowledge and skills to become excellent fish friers.     

Fish frying businesses can access Level 2 and Level 3 fish and shellfish industry framework based apprenticeships in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  These frameworks have some fish frying and cooked food/food service content to draw from. 

In England the available apprenticeships are standards-based production chef apprenticeships available at Levels 2 and 3.  

We work with apprenticeship providers across the UK to support fish frier apprenticeships. Contact your local provider to discuss your requirements.  

Scotland
Polaris Learning - contact Gordon Gibb on 07739 591228  or gordon@polaris-learning.com  

Wales
Coleg Cambria, contact their Employer Engagement team on 0300 3030006 or employers@cambria.ac.uk  (North Wales fish friers only)  

Cambrian Training – contact Chris Jones on 07811 266597 or chrisjones@cambriantraining.com   

Northern Ireland
Southern Regional College – contact Sylvia Moorhead on 028 3025 9664 or moorheads@src.ac.uk  

England
HIT Training – contact 0800 093 5892 or info@hittraining.co.uk  

Fish and chips training
Apprenticeships combine practical on the job learning with additional study

Find out about fishmonger apprenticeships  

A variety of apprenticeships are available to help businesses in the seafood retail industry ensure that their staff have the knowledge and skills to become excellent fishmongers. 

Seafood retail businesses can access Level 2 and Level 3 fish and shellfish industry framework based apprenticeships in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. These frameworks have a significant fishmonger content to draw from. 

In England the available apprenticeship is a standards-based fishmonger apprenticeship at Level 2.  

We work with apprenticeship providers across the UK to support fish frier apprenticeships. Contact your local provider to discuss your requirements.  

Scotland
Polaris Learning - contact Gordon Gibb on 07739 591228  or gordon@polaris-learning.com   

Wales
Cambrian Training - contact Chris Jones on 07811 266597 or chrisjones@cambriantraining.com   

Northern Ireland
Southern Regional College - contact Sylvia Moorhead on 028 3025 9664 or moorheads@src.ac.uk   

England
For guidance on an appropriate apprenticeship provider please contact onshore@seafish.co.uk  

Find out about apprenticeships for fish processors and seafood manufacturers

Fish and shellfish processors businesses can access Level 2 and Level 3 fish and shellfish industry framework based apprenticeships in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. These frameworks have a significant processing and manufacturing content to draw from. 

In England the available apprenticeship is a standards-based food and drink process operator apprenticeship at Level 2.  

We work with apprenticeship providers across the UK to support fish frier apprenticeships. Contact your local provider to discuss your requirements.   

Scotland
Polaris Learning - contact Gordon Gibb on 07739 591228  or gordon@polaris-learning.com 

Wales
Cambrian Training – contact Chris Jones on 07811 266597 or chrisjones@cambriantraining.com  

Northern Ireland
Southern Regional College – contact Sylvia Moorhead on 028 3025 9664 or moorheads@src.ac.uk   

England
For guidance on an appropriate apprenticeship provider please contact onshore@seafish.co.uk  

Find out about Fishing apprenticeships

In England there is a fishing apprenticeship available. For information visit the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website using the link below. 

Find out about Aquaculture apprenticeships

Aquaculture apprenticeships are currently being revised for Scotland by Lantra. We are working closely with Lantra and other organisations on this revision. 

Businesses using seafood apprenticeships 

Access the video below to find out how award-winning fish and chip shop Krispies of Exmouth use apprenticeships: 

Focusing on the opportunities for young people entering the fish and chip sector, with dedicated fish frying apprenticeship schemes.

Case studies about fish and chip apprenticeships can be accessed on the following links below: 

Contact for further information

For further information and advice on apprenticeships, please contact us using the details below. 

For enquiries about fish frier, fishmonger or seafood processing apprenticeships, contact our Onshore Training team, email onshore@seafish.co.uk

For enquiries about aquaculture apprenticeships contact Lee Cocker, Aquaculture Manager, email  lee.cocker@seafish.co.uk 

For enquiries about fishing apprenticeships, contact our Seagoing Training team, email training@seafish.co.uk