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Learn and Grow

Sealord invests in its people, training and coaching you from day one to help develop your career, whether you start as an apprentice, or already come with skills and qualifications.

We recognise and reward top talent and outstanding performance, with a focus on promoting from within. When you do a great job, you will be rewarded.


Start your career with us by completing an apprenticeship in Deep Sea Fishing or Seafood Processing.

Apprenticeships allow you to earn money in the workforce while also studying in the same area to develop and improve your skills.

Apprenticeships or traineeships on offer include the New Zealand Certificate Seafood Processing (L3) with strands in Fish and Fish Products, Live Holding, Cleaning and Sanitation, Seafood Logistics or New Zealand Certificate in Fishing Vessel Crewing (Level 3) and marine engineering traineeships for our sea-going crew. Apprenticeships onshore have different specialist fields including Prep-End, Pack End, Loft, Logistics and Leadership.

The apprenticeship at level 3 or 4, spanning over 20 months, allows on-the-job training for a lifelong career.  Sealord can help you determine which area will be best to specialise in, dependent on where you are located.  An apprenticeship gives you a qualification and enhanced skills for your day-to-day tasks - a great way to kick start your career in the seafood industry.

Click here to download our Careers Information Brochure.

Enquire about our apprenticeships today 

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