August, 2016, Grimsby.
of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Seafood Training Network
The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire seafood Training Network
was launched on Tuesday 2 August 2016 at the Grimsby Seafood
Village Training School in front of an invited audience
of employers, trainers and other interested parties.
Network is a collaboration between five partner organisations
(see below) who have agreed to come together to promote
the take-up up of fish and shellfish training opportunities,
promote careers and qualifications and improve the availability
and delivery of training throughout the region.
Ivan Jaines White, Commercial manager of the Seafood Village
site chaired the proceedings and stated that training in
the industry was needed now more than ever, particularly
if employers were to attract the young capable recruits
that the future of the industry is dependent on.
Lee Cooper of Seafish said: “This new Network joins
similar Networks in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Collaboration between these already established networks
and the new Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Seafood Training
Network , should lead to exciting new opportunities for
the seafood industry in all regions.”
Lesley Charlesworth Browne, speaking for Grimsby
Institute went on the say that the Institute has served
the seafood industry well over the years and is looking
forward to the opportunities that collaboration with other
partners will bring.
The new partnership brings together a range
of important skills and resources including two fish and
shellfish apprenticeship providers, dedicated training facilities
for fish friers in Leeds and fishmongers in Grimsby, and
UK wide access to the expertise of fish and shellfish trainers,
qualifications and programmes through Seafish and the Seafood
Ursula Hartland of Strive Training and Craig Buckley of
the National Federation of Fish Friers explained the significant
resources and experience that their organisations were able
to bring to the new network in support of apprenticeships,
training and fish friers.
The launch event concluded with the signing of the terms
of reference for the Network, by all five partners, led
by Gill Alton (2nd from right), CEO of Grimsby Institute
Following the launch, attendees had an opportunity to discuss
training and apprenticeships with individual partners and
to view the fish smoking, filleting and fishmonger training
centre at the Seafood Village.
The next steps for the Network are to encourage
employers and other training providers to become members,
and for the Network to find an employer based Chairman to
guide their activities.
of the terms of reference were witnessed by the following
Snowden of Seafish
of Seafood Grimsby and Humber
of NE Lincolnshire Council
of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph
and Steve Smith of Morrisons Manufacturing
Rachel Butters and Vicky Milne of Stafforce
Papadamou of Pappas of Willerby and Hull
Turner of Kerry Foodservices
Fotellis of Youngs Seafood
Neve of Kris Kros Training
Williams of Food and Drink Qualifications
Dillon of Tower Petfoods and the Institute of Productivity.