UK: Seafood scholarships will help candidates develop skills – Fishupdate.com

UK: Seafood scholarships will help candidates develop skills Published:  06 January, 2006

The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) is inviting enthusiastic individuals, interested in developing a career in the seafood industry, to take part in its scholarship scheme, following the extension of the successful programme.The scholarships aim to reward enthusiastic candidates who are keen to acquire and develop the skills required for working in today’s seafood industry. The scheme is open to all candidates working, or seeking work, in fishmongering or seafood processing. Candidates are given the opportunity to undertake an agreed programme of training with funding of up to £1,000 per candidate available to cover costs.“Successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to working in the seafood industry and a desire to succeed,” says Richard Wardell, Seafish training adviser. “A programme of training will be agreed for candidates to fulfil their individual needs and completion will equip candidates with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance their employment opportunities within the seafood industry.”The scholarships were launched in 2004 as part of Seafish’s commitment to supporting staff development and training in the seafood industry, and to help raise industry standards and improve business effectiveness.Created as part of a programme involving industry-run training centres, numerous scholarships are available for successful applicants to undertake training at either the Seafood North West Training Centre or the North Shields Seafood Training Centre. Further details and application forms for the Seafood North West Training Centre scholarships are available from North West Sea Fish Industry Training Association (Tel: 01253 779220) or the Seafish Training Department (Tel: 01482 327837). The closing date for completed application forms is 3 February 2006.Further details and application forms for the North Shields scholarships are available from Anglo-Scottish Sea Fish Industry Group Training Association (Tel: 018907 52581) or the Seafish Training Department (Tel: 01482 327837). The closing date for completed application forms is 17 February 2006.

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