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Opening up opportunities

Fish frier apprenticeships are now available across the UK

There’s no denying the enduring popularity of a portion of fish and chips. According to the National Federation of Fish Friers, we Brits consume a whopping 382 million meals from fish and chip shops every year.

Those in the fish and chip industry know that behind every perfect serving is a team of dedicated, motivated, individuals who have worked hard to develop the skills they need to deliver an excellent product every time in a fast-paced environment. This makes having a well-trained and knowledgeable workforce vital to business success.

One great way to attract and develop the staff that fish and chip businesses need is through apprenticeships.

Fish frier apprenticeships are now available across the UK through five providers that Seafish is working with to support apprenticeships tailored to the industry.

For employers, the benefits of apprenticeships are many.

For one, apprenticeship programmes can develop staff so that they have skills directly relevant to a businesses’ unique operations. This in turn can help boost a business’s productivity, and the quality of their output.

Meanwhile, for those looking to recruit, advertising a new job role with an apprenticeship attached can encourage a greater number – and higher quality – of applications, ensuring that your business attracts the very best candidates right from the start.

It’s important to remember that apprenticeships aren’t just for new staff, nor are they just for the young. Older employees, those who have been with the business for some time, and even those in a more senior position, can all be apprentices.

Moreover, they’re not just available for those responsible for cooking. As fish and chip businesses extend beyond the frying range, apprenticeships do too. Apprenticeships for those in the fish and chip industry are available for a variety of roles, from front-of-house and management to the back-office.

With opportunities available for businesses of all sizes, a range of roles and now in all parts of the UK, businesses should act now to find out how they can benefit.

For more information, and details of your local provider, please visit: or scan the QR code here on your smartphone.

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