Young’s Seafood fishing for new recruits in Grimsby

By Jerome Smail contact

- Last updated on GMT

Terry Tuplin, site director at Young’s Seafood
Terry Tuplin, site director at Young’s Seafood

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Young’s Seafood is recruiting for 400 permanent positions in a range of factory-based roles at its facilities in Grimsby.

The roles include production operatives at the company’s factory at Humberstone Road, at The Docks and across the producer’s wider estate.

All the production operative roles required no previous experience of working in a fish or food manufacturing environment, Young’s said. However, candidates are expected to have ‘a willingness to learn, the right attitude and a desire to succeed’.

Increased demand

The new positions have been driven by an increased demand for Young’s products, the company said. Once filled, the roles would take the seafood producer’s headcount in Grimsby to about 3,000.

Terry Tuplin (pictured), site director at Young’s Seafood, said: “We believe in creating positive, well-founded employee relationships, a great work-life balance, fair reward and long-term career prospects.

“Its foundation is built from over 200 years’ experience in fish manufacturing and this has allowed our organisation to provide sustainable employment for development and growth in Grimsby.”

Career development

Tuplin, who was ‘recruited from the shop floor over 30 years ago’ emphasised the career opportunities at the company.

“We can all enjoy the development, investment and opportunities to grow here at Young’s,”​ he said. “Many of our management population have grown up with the business and so can anyone else.

“We have so many development and promotional opportunities and are keen to promote from within, wherever possible.”

“Today you can be a production operative packing or helping make our products, tomorrow you could be managing people or going into other departments such as learning & development or marketing We’re proud to be in a position where we can grow our team and continue to help inspire our nation to love and eat fish now and for generations.”

Group takeover

Since 2019, Young’s Seafood has been part of the Eight Fifty Food Group, which last month was acquired by Canada’s Sofina Foods from private equity firm CapVest.

The seafood division of Eight Fifty, which also includes Greenland Seafood, is the largest provider of chilled and frozen products across the UK. The group employs around 8,300 people across 23 manufacturing sites.

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