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DWP praises MGIG career in seafood programme

October 05, 2023

At the CAT Zero 15th Anniversary event held at Young's House, Grimsby Port, DWP's Nick Gregory, praised the MGIG careers programme.

In the presence of CAT Zero patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, Nick said "The introduction to the seafood programme has had a tremendous impact on our clients. Not only has it given them an insight into the sector but, it's created employment for them. Additionally, it's had a  positive effect on their own confidence and self-esteem."

The 3-day programme has been delivered five times in collaboration with CAT Zero over the past 18 months to over 50 DWP clients. Simon Dwyer, who created the programme, said on behalf on MGIG "It's been a pleasure for our team, including Julie Waites, Neil Jones and Pete Tighe, to bring to the attention of the DWP clients, career opportunities in the Grimsby seafood cluster. Many have gone in to secure employment but, all have left with a strong impression of our seafood industry".

Businesses that participate and support the programme include Hilton Seafoods, New England Seafoods, Young's Seafood, Alfred Enderby, Premier Seafoods and DFDS. The programme is sponsored by Fishmongers' Company and City and Guilds.