Mowi and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) are teaming up this week (June 17th) to showcase the employment opportunities in Scotland’s growing salmon aquaculture sector. 

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Highland is providing a series of employer-led online events to showcase local employment opportunities. First up is Mowi, the world’s largest salmon aquaculture company and producer of the country’s most valued food export. 

Donald Waring, Mowi’s learning and development manager, is looking forward to providing participants an opportunity to learn more about the skills and traits needed to find a successful career in salmon aquaculture, commenting:

“We are delighted to be participating in this virtual event and being able to showcase to young people, teachers, parents, carers and the numerous and varied career opportunities available in their local area.”

This event is aimed at school-leavers but also open to all young people out of school up to the age of 25 years old. Teachers, parents, and carers are also welcomed to join and learn about the opportunities available.

On the day, Mowi staff will offer an interactive online discussion and valuable insights into their aquaculture career to inspire potential future colleagues. Aquaculture offers a rewarding career path and this event has been designed to break down the stereotypes, especially around gender, and showcase the vast number of exciting roles available for young people right here in the West Highlands.

The salmon life-cycle process – which includes feed science, freshwater and seawater farming, processing, marketing and distribution – offers over 80 varied career roles, including roles in planning, procurement, logistics, finance, marketing, Human Resources, science, marine and engineering. 

As a follow-up from the event, young people will get the opportunity to participate in an employer-led mock interview.

If you’d like to join the live zoom event on Wednesday 17 June at 1430, you can sign up now at the DYW website HERE.