Fish and Seafood Production Apprentice MY FISH COMPANY LIMITED

As a wholesale fish and seafood supplier, we supply a number of independent hotels and restaurants in the North West as well as a local retailer. The successful candidate will begin working towards a FDQ Level 2 Award - Proficiency in Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £149.85 - £260.85

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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).

  • Working week

    37 Hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Your training will cover:

  • Product recognition – different types of fish and shellfish
  • Correct booking in procedures for stock maintenance
  • Storage and handling procedures
  • Stock rotation and labelling
  • Grading fish
  • Filleting and gutting fish by hand
  • Picking, packaging and distribution
  • Quality control and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP procedures)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The fish and shellfish processing sector have high-quality preparation and food handling skills.
  • Hand eye coordination and a willingness to learn are crucial.
  • Everyone must demonstrate impeccable food hygiene standards.
  •   All skills will be taught during training and at college placement.

Personal qualities

  • Working in a close knit team, team work skills are essential. 
  • A willingness to learn new skills and rise to the challenges of a food production environment will benefit both your learning and the team you work with.
  • Good communication skills are key to ensure the team can be successful together.
  • Time management skills and punctuality are essential.
  • Candidates must be conscientious and hardworking with a positive attitude and demonstrate a willingness to maintain the high standards of safety and hygiene required in food production.
  • An ability to work under pressure at busy times and work on your own initiative when the need arises.

Qualifications required

  • 4 GCSE’s at grades A*- D including Maths and English (or equivalent).
  • You must achieve at least a Level 1 on the Initial Assessment that is completed during an Apprenticeship Selection at College. 

Future prospects

Following successful completion of a Level 2 award, the candidate will be supported through Level 3 Certificate and Diploma for Proficiency in Fish & Shellfish Industry. On completion there may be a full time position available for the right candidate.

Things to consider

You must be prepared to work with fish. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

My Fish Company is a small, family run business with a relatively small team who collectively hold over 200 years’ experience in the industry.




Unit 10-11

Harbour Trading Estate



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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 in Fish and Shellfish.
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English.

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackpool & The Fylde College


Deborah Kelly

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017