Assistant Crab Processor Apprentice Favis of Salcome Ltd

As an assistant crab processor you will be able produce crab products for orders; help with HACCP requirements; prepare for festivals; learn office tasks such as calling customer for orders; learn production protocol and all other aspects of the business.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:00 - 16:00 Occasional early evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The assistant crab processor will work in a small team in a crab processing factory, with lots of opportunities to gain skills and knowledge as part of their intermediate Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeship.

As an assistant crab processor, you will be able produce crab products for orders; help with HACCP requirements; festivals; learn office tasks such as calling customer for orders; learn production protocol and all other aspects of the business.

A good knowledge of the wide range of shellfish sold by the business will become second nature to you as you work through your apprenticeship programme. You will also learn how to handle and prepare shellfish; deal with customer enquiries; clean equipment and maintain factory hygiene and contribute to the success of this small, modern business.

You will be fully trained in all aspects of your job role and there will be some flexibility within your apprenticeship to tailor your programme. You will work closely with the manager of the business and other employees.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to communicate with different sectors of the public.
  • The ability to work in a small team.
  • The potential to acquire a new set of skills.
  • The ability to stand for long periods with short breaks.

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping.
  • Pleasant manners.
  • Approachable.
  • Clean, tidy and hygeinic.
  • Prepared to handle raw and cooked shellfish.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

The possibility to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship (Management Level) at a later date. An individual qualification in Food Safety. The opportunity to undertake specialist units if you have a particular interest. Opportunities may arise in the future to take on a management role or to run your own business.

Things to consider

All uniforms will be provided. There is a staff canteen. Achieving Functional Skills Maths and English is essential to complete the apprenticeship programme. Successful candidates will be required to handle raw and cooked shellfish. Processors work in an unheated environment and are required to stand for long periods of time. Successful candidates must be able to travel to the site. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

We have been providing the best quality Brown Crab and Blue Lobster to some of the UK's finest hotels and restaurants since 1972. We are very lucky to be located in one of the world's most recognised areas for superb shellfish, this is mainly due to the nutrient enriched waters of South Devon. We operate a 60' (18m) Crabber with a crew of 6. The 'Emma Jane' SE101 was custom built in 1989 from a Dutch company. The crew and the boats safety is paramount to us and we strive to make sure that the highest possible levels of safety are always maintained both at sea and alongside the quay. As well as providing Crab and Lobster to local catering businesses, we also wholesale throughout the UK. Our main source of business is now exporting to Europe including France, Spain and Portugal and we also export to Hong Kong and China by air freight. We will consider exporting to anywhere in the world.


Favis of Salcome Ltd


Torr Quarry Industrial Estate

East Allington



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English and Maths (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by STRIVE TRAINING (LONDON) LIMITED

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017