Eryn: When I was looking at graduate positions, I came across Aquascot and what stood out to me was their commitment to the environment, sustainability and achieving the goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. Throughout university, there is a big enforcement towards that, so it was probably a big driver for me. And obviously, I really like salmon! I was hoping I would get a couple fillets and samples coming out of it as well… And I just thought, in terms of my career development, having never worked in the food industry before, I kind of assumed I’d be thrown into the deep end and that it’d be a challenge and that was exactly what I was looking for.
Darrel: In my previous job, I felt like I’d gone to the maximum I could achieve with the company I was working for. I’d identified a certain career path for myself that I was struggling to fulfill, so I started to look around and I stumbled across Aquascot. I’d previously heard of them because I’d got colleagues who worked for the company. After speaking with John Housego, the commitments to carbon neutral and continuous improvement were the selling points for me. I felt the geniality come across in the conversations. I’d identified an opportunity where I could enhance my current skillset and develop the avenues that weren’t available to me in my previous employment. There wasn’t anything specifically that attracted me to Aquascot as such, prior to these conversations, but once I’d engaged with people that worked here, I realised this company could help me achieve what I wanted to achieve whilst I could offer them my experience to help them achieve what they’re trying to achieve.