Finding a company that’s the right fit for you is the first step to a happy career. Here are just some of the reasons to choose Scottish Sea Farms.
1 It’s an opportunity to make a positive impact.
With the world’s population estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, the race is on to produce enough food to ensure no-one goes hungry. Farmland is already under pressure, so too are wild fish stocks, which is why more and more people are looking to farmed fish as part of the solution. One of the country’s leading salmon farmers, Scottish Sea Farms provided the equivalent of 98.7 million meals in 2020 – with a growing team, we’re hoping to provide even more.
2 Sustainability is key.
Like many food producers, we’re working hard to minimise any impact from our activities on the environment: from reducing the use of polystyrene and re-purposing fish waste, to trialling greener energies and installing electric vehicle charging points at each of our mainland hubs.
3 There are more careers than you think.
Think salmon farming is simply about, well, farming? Think again. There are more than 50 different roles within Scottish Sea Farms, across 15 departments. Everything from environment, engineering and IT to quality control, processing, sales, and supply.
4 There are different pathways into the company.
Perhaps you’re a school-leaver with no previous experience of salmon farming. Or maybe you’re a graduate with a relevant degree, MSc or PhD. We welcome applicants from all ages and life stages, including those looking to switch sectors or return to work after a career break.
5 We’ll help you learn and develop.
Landing the job is just the start of your career journey with Scottish Sea Farms. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and thrive: from on-the-job training, online courses and Modern Apprenticeships, to one-to-one coaching or tailored support for those transitioning to a supervisory role.
6 There’s plenty of scope to advance further.
Big ambitions to become a senior manager one day? There are several schemes that could help you get there, including our own in-house Management Academy and various programmes run by our partners, the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre.
7 We’re an increasingly diverse team.
We want to attract – and retain – the best people for the job. It’s why we introduced our Young People’s Council to help ensure that the third of our workforce aged 28 or under have their voices heard when it comes to how the Scottish Sea Farms of the future could and should look.
8 Our policies are more family friendly.
Think you’d like to start a family one day? Then maternity and paternity pay is something worth considering when comparing employers. Scottish Sea Farms offers enhanced packages for working parents with one or more years’ service, helping make life that little bit easier.
9 We care about your wellbeing.
From a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and My Healthy Advantage app, to an appointment with our company nurse – you’ll have access to all this and more, thanks to our programme of employee health and wellbeing benefits.
10We don’t just say it, we mean it.
Our ongoing investment in jobs, training and employee wellbeing has recently been accredited with three prestigious Investors in People Awards. Seen as the global benchmark in people management, the awards are your guarantee that when we say we invest in our people, we mean it.