Careers fair lines up industry leaders

MARINE Harvest Scotland managing director Ben Hadfield will give the keynote address at this year’s aquaculture careers day at the University of Stirling.

The event, organised by the Aquaculture Students’ Association, is now in its fourth year and has broadened out to include aquaculture students from across the country.

The annual jobs showcase will also feature talks from Philip Lyons, of Coppens International, and Chris Mitchell, of Pharmaq, alongside many other contributions from industry players.

At last year’s fair, representatives from several major aquaculture companies, including the Scottish Salmon Company, Marine Harvest, Wester Ross Fisheries, Fusion Marine, Skretting, and the Fish Vet Group, were on hand to offer advice. Many speakers were themselves graduates of the Institute of Aquaculture.

‘This is an opportunity for fourth year undergraduates, masters and PhD students to broaden their knowledge of career paths and network with professionals from the sector,’ said the organisers, Athina Papadopoulou, Joana Moura and Elizabeth Buba, all current PhD students.

The careers day will take place in the Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, on April 16, from 10am to 4.30pm. Coffee and lunch will be provided by the Institute of Aquaculture and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aquaculture-careers-2018-tickets-38771207726

 

Picture: Marine Harvest Scotland managing director Ben Hadfield

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