Students catch up on the Future of Food

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 21 Feb 2019

GRIMSBY’S next generation of employees have been given an insight into opportunities in the seafood industry, as potential next employers also met for a first time.

The Future of Food event, now an established annual offering from Grimsby Institute and Seafish, brings together the leading companies and students, as the diverse careers within the sector are highlighted.

A total of 200 school pupils and 1,000 college students benefited from the day. This year also saw the recently established Young Seafood Leaders’ Network meet for a first time, with the concept launched last October.

They met on campus as part of the day, with live demonstrations, masterclasses and guest speakers woven into the agenda.

Learning about fish with Emma McKeating, from Ormiston Maritime Academy, from left, Summer Triffitt, 14, Mia Bouch, 14, Chloe Abdullah, 14, Ernests Grundbergs, 14.

Simon Smith, managing director of Seachill, and Nicholas Donnelly, Young’s Seafood’s communications manager, addressed the group, while Tesco fishmonger Emma McKeating and Grimsby Seafood Village commercial manager Ivan Jaines-White gave those attending a practical insight into the industry. Julie Snowden, regional account manager, said: “It went really, really well.

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“It was very well attended, with dedicated demonstrations and workshop sessions covering fishcake making, fish filleting and preparation.

“The launch of the Young Seafood Leaders’ Network went very well and they interacted with the whole day.

“We had 25 people attend that, and I can see that network going from strength to strength.”

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