Meet Thomas Chisholm
What do you do at Mowi?
I am on the verge of finishing an apprenticeship in engineering and currently working within the freshwater engineering department.
What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy the variety, no two days are the same because my job is to maintain a range of different equipment across several sites.
I like being out on the loch sites because the views are brilliant on good days. I’m also lucky to work with a really good team.
What do you think would surprise people the most about aquaculture?
I think most people would be surprised at what a massive operation it is to get food on people’s plates! People don’t realise how many
jobs and different types of careers the fish farming industry creates and accommodates.
What advice would you give someone wishing to make a career in aquaculture?
I’d say don’t be afraid to apply and if you are lucky to get a job, then make the most of it. Be honest and take all the opportunities you
can to learn. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest and what salmon dish would you make them?
TV chef Rick Stein but obviously I would leave the cooking to him!