Fishmonger Fish seller
Fishmongers sell fish and seafood products, and advise customers on how to prepare them.
1. Entry requirementsThere are no set entry requirements, but a good standard of general education, including maths and English, may be useful. Some employers may ask for a food hygiene certificate, although you can often get this on the job.
Previous retail or customer service experience may also be helpful.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Seafish has more information about working in the seafood industry.
2. Skills required
- communication skills
- teamworking skills
- maths skills
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- taking deliveries from suppliers
- moving stock to and from cold storage areas
- setting out produce in display cabinets
- advising customers about different types of fish, and cooking methods
- preparing orders for shop customers and restaurants
- taking payments
- keeping work areas clean
- ordering stock from wholesalers
Starter: £14,000 to £17,000
Experienced: £17,000 to £21,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll usually work up to 40 hours a week, Monday to Saturday. You’ll start early if you’re picking up stock from wholesalers.
You’ll work in a shop or on a market stall, and you’ll be provided with a uniform.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience and training you could become an assistant manager in a supermarket, a seafood chef or set up your own business.
You could also move into seafood wholesaling, supplying shops and restaurants.
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Last updated: 13 December 2016