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Launched today (December 20) by Seafood Scotland – with funding from the National Transition Training Fund and Skills Development Scotland (SDS)– the ‘Business Improvement Programme’​ will provide bespoke training packages to companies catered to their needs.

More than 60 courses are on offer that cover four key training areas:

  1. Upskilling and multiskilling staff – training for employees and teams
  2. Career recruitment and retention toolkits for businesses – helping to develop recruitment and retention policies
  3. Process automation and business implications
  4. Women in Seafood in Scotland

Existing staff

The programme will be delivered to current staff members over the age of 25 using flexible and hybrid methods, such as self-taught online modules and guided virtual sessions.

Courses range from fish frying, knife skills and monger training to customer and human resource services, as well as guidance on business planning and strategy.

Commenting on the programme’s launch, Seafood Scotland chief executive Donna Fordyce said: “It’s important that the businesses in our onshore seafood sector continue to grow and this funding can help them do just that.

“With the support received from the National Transition Training Fund and Skills Development Scotland, we will help companies plan their training opportunities and the courses available to them in line with their business objectives.”


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