An industry in full swing
Every day hundreds of trucks depart from and to Urk full of the finest seafood products. These products do not come out of thin air, but are created in the seafood industry. A sector brimming with innovation, growth and sustainability. A place of continuous work on new products, techniques and efficiency. This is done with respect for the origin of the product and with a keen eye on the future! Working with a natural product gives responsibility and we take it more than seriously! We help feed the world and ensure that future generations can also enjoy our products! Will you get on board with us?
Facts & stats
Euro turnover in 2023
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Companies in Urk
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Why work in seafood?
Did you know that the fish industry turns over billions in the Netherlands? In 2021, the turnover was 2.5 billion euros and it is still growing every year. The size and growth of the seafood industry provides many jobs, opportunities for advancement and your chance to achieve your ambition!
Work your way up from packer to general manager? Of course, not everyone can make these steps, but in seafood we know the examples! If you seize the opportunity to show yourself or express your ambition, an awful lot is possible!
The seafood industry is constantly evolving. Did you know that twenty years ago salmon was almost non-existent in the Netherlands and now it is one of the most important products? There is also plenty of investment in new developments such as meal boxes, vegetarian alternatives and ready-to-eat products. Not to mention all the technical developments!
An increasingly important issue is sustainability. This is all the more true for the seafood industry. Almost every company has solar panels and is investing in making its business process more sustainable. For example, sourcing salmon produced in a climate-neutral way or developing vegetarian products. But the development of more efficient machinery, electric fleets and fish waste processing are also developments that come up daily.
Every day is different when you choose a career in seafood. The origin of raw materials, price elasticity, a new machine or special requirements of a customer. Just a few examples of things that make your work different. And the nice thing is, that applies to both the general manager and the machine operator. No industry has such an open work culture as seafood.
This growing industry with a large group of young and old staff is incredibly fun! Extensive staff outings, an on-site gym, a canteen in the form of a grand café, you can find it in the seafood industry.
There is always a job that suits you in the seafood industry. From office tiger to production topper and director to driver. With the growth in the industry, there are always job openings that fit your profile! Not sure what job suits you yet? Then try our choice guide!
Working in seafood is well rewarded! This is not just about the office staff or the director, but also the production workers. In a growing industry where human resources are the driving force among businesses, you are guaranteed a nice salary. Pay for work we call that!
Developing talent is important. We see this in seafood everywhere, from the workplace to the office. Therefore, we offer a multitude of coaching within the companies. That way, that chatty machine operator might develop into a salesperson and the front desk clerk becomes an HR manager! Of course with proper training!
Okay, of course it depends where you live, but the seafood industry is easily accessible! Most businesses are located on Urk’s industrial estate, close to the A6 slip road. Easily accessible from places like Zwolle, Emmeloord, Dronten, Heerenveen and Lelystad!
Difference must exist, but we make that difference in seafood together. In this industry, hard work is done by various departments. And we really do that hard work together. The director may even spend a few hours on the production line. In what industry do you still see that?