Seafood brand to hire more than 400 extra staff

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Young’s Seafood is looking for more than 400 new recruits across a variety of factory-based roles in Grimsby.

Posts include production operatives in the company’s ‘giga’ factory at Humberstone Road, at The Docks and across its wider estate.

The recruitment is being driven by an increased demand for Young’s products, and is expected to take the firm’s headcount in the city from 2,500 to 3,000 by the end of 2021.

Terry Tuplin, site director, 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.

“I myself was recruited from the shop floor over 30 years ago, and as my career flourished, so did the success of the business.

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

“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.”

Young’s parent company Eight Fifty Food Group was acquired by Canadian firm Sofina Foods Inc earlier this year.

At the time of the deal, the company noted the strong brands in the group’s portfolio including Youngs with president and CEO of Sofina, Bob Wilt, president commenting that the stage was set “for considerable growth”.