A career in aquaculture
With results day in Scotland just a week away, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the opportunities available to young people in aquaculture.
At Mowi, we have over 100 different roles available to suit all types of interests and skillsets. Whether your strength is maths or science, or you have a passion for animals or a preference to work outside, there is something for everybody here.
There are several routes into aquaculture allowing you to join the industry at any point in your education as Donald Waring, Learning and Development Manager at Mowi Scotland, explains: “We have worked closely with West Highland College UHI to develop a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in aquaculture which also incorporates SVQ units in numeracy and literacy. The beauty of a Modern Apprenticeship is that it is vocational, on the job training, meaning that you can learn while you earn. Then for those that are more academic, there is of course the option of following a BSc in Aquaculture at university and then a further postgraduate course.
“Mowi is full of people who joined the company in one role and then took advantage of training opportunities available in the company to develop their career, whether that’s as a farm technician working up to farm manager or somebody who started out on the factory floor and now has management responsibilities.
“August’s issue of The Scoop features one of our success stories, Sebastian Szyrowski, who has recently qualified as an engineer following three years at Fife College whilst still working full time at Consumer Products UK in Rosyth. A great achievement, and there are lots of examples like this throughout the company.”
On results day, August 10th, we will be participating in the #NoWrongPath campaign organised by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW Scotland), as we have done for the last few years. #NoWrongPath is a social media movement that provides inspiration and reassurance to young people receiving their exam results. It aims to show them the options that are available to them and that exams results are not necessarily the key to unlocking future success. Check out our social media channels that day to find out how some of our staff ended up in their current positions at Mowi.
As soon as we can, we will be attending career fairs again at schools across the Highlands to meet students and highlight the opportunities available to them at Mowi and in aquaculture.