THE Scottish Salmon Company has unveiled its new competency framework, a list of skills and behaviours required for freshwater and marine staff from apprentice to expert levels.
Announced at Lantra Scotland’s business leaders’ afternoon earlier this month, the new framework is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Aquaculture.
The framework covers all farming staff and has been developed to reflect the evolving needs of the business within the aquaculture industry.
It is envisaged that it will also support staff retention and attract new talent to the business.
The Scottish Salmon Company’s model includes a customised training programme of internal and external courses.
To ensure the highest standards across the company, the framework was developed in partnership with Dr Brendan Gara of SkillFish and reflects the commitment to educational excellence by the company.
Craig Anderson, managing director of the Scottish Salmon Company, said: ‘We have developed this innovative framework not only to guarantee that we are attracting the best possible talent to our business, but also to ensure we are providing our teams with optimum training and development opportunities and identifying clear progression routes for career development.
‘We will continue to revise our training plans and framework to ensure that the Scottish Salmon Company is an industry leader in staff training and development and to give us a competitive edge as the aquaculture industry continues to grow and develop.’