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The seafood industry supports a wide range of careers and it’s not just about life at sea. Many opportunities are available across a range of disciplines.

There is scope to develop a varied and meaningful career in the associated sectors on shore, such as: animal health and welfare, aquaculture, business management, engineering, food services, processing, science, and sales and marketing.

UHI Shetland (previously the NAFC Marine Centre) in Scalloway offers a range of courses designed to provide students with an overview of what is involved in a seafood-related career as well as equip them with some of the practical skills and qualifications required.

As well as specific skills and qualifications, the seafood industry also welcomes the right attitude:

Current vacancies

11 October, 2023
Cooke Aquaculture

Factory Processor

Yell Packing Station, Shetland

The following jobs all play their part in the success of the Shetland Seafood sector:

A graphic indicating the fish to sea journey


Good problem solvers

Great team players

Enjoy working outdoors

Ability to work flexibly and under pressure

Capacity to adopt a flexible working approach

Business minded

Practical outlook

Willingness to learn