If you’d enjoy spending your working hours out at sea or working with marine life, then the aquaculture industry could be where you find your ideal job. Aquaculture involves the production of fin fish and shellfish and studying this apprenticeship will help you develop specialist knowledge in this field.
Scotland’s aquaculture sector is growing at a steady rate. By 2020, it’s estimated there’ll be another 10,000 jobs. There’s a need for people with specific skills and the apprenticeship will help you progress. Learn about the latest sea survival techniques and how to manage marine equipment.
Studying the apprenticeship will help you with a range of jobs. Lead your own team as a farm manager. Help to maintain a ship as a deckhand. You can contribute to the future of one of Scotland’s most important sectors.
You’ll gain a qualification in Aquaculture Management at SCQF level 9. It will include the following:
As part of your work, you’ll learn how to:
You’ll also develop the following core skills:
These transferable skills are useful for different jobs, such as working on a ship and farming.
This Technical Apprenticeship provides a range of options. Continue your education by studying for a related degree in aquaculture or start your career.
Further education: Go on to study for a BA in aquaculture management or farming. The knowledge you’ve gained will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to get a job in aquaculture, such as the ones below:
You’ll need to have the following qualifications:
This Technical Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.