The seafood industry is growing and increasingly knowledge-intensive. Taking part in the Seafood Trainee program helps secure key talents and competency to your company.

Graduates from a broad range of disciplines are eligible for applying, ranging from economics, marketing, and law, to biology, aquaculture, and technology, IT, and more. Both bachelor and master level applicants are accepted. This year the advertisement focuses on the seafood industry as an area of opportunity for IT graduates, in addition to the more traditional disciplines.

Now is the time to secure your participation as a Seafood Trainee company for next year. Seafood Trainee batch #6 sets off in August 2021.

For more details, check

How does it work?

NCE Seafood Innovation facilitates the program. This includes recruitment of candidates together with professional recruitment partner Dfind and planning four 3-day modules packed with inspirational learning about the seafood industry.

Thematically the program covers the entire seafood value chain, research and technology, sales and marketing, and new trends and value chains. Sustainability is the common thread throughout.

Capacities from a broad range of industry businesses, as well as public administration and R&D institutions, contribute to the academic content. Trainees also visit production sites during the modules.

What do I have to do?

The following requirements apply to Seafood Trainee companies in the recruitment process:

  • Decide on the number of trainees you would like to recruit
  • Provide a candidate description for each trainee position
  • Hold interviews with the candidates selected for each position

Dfind runs the campaign to attract trainee applicants, selects 5 candidates for each position according to your description and requirements. Dfind also secures a professional communication with candidates.

Is Seafood Trainee relevant for my company?

You might be a small company with the capacity for one trainee or a larger corporation looking to recruit several trainees. This is a one-program-fits-all that provides a professional recruitment process for any business profile.

Strengthen your attractiveness as an employer through this collaboration with NCE Seafood Innovation.

What does it cost?

  • Cluster partners and members attain program participation for free or at a reduced cost. This is subject to the type of membership.
  • Non-members are charged the full program cost of NOK 55.000 + VAT for each trainee.
  • Recruitment costs of NOK 25.000 + VAT per trainee apply to all.

For more details, check

Upcoming deadlines:

  • November 30, 2020 – Contract between Seafood Trainee company and NCE Seafood Innovation. Including candidate description(s)
  • February 1, 2021 – Employment contract between Seafood Trainee company and trainee(s)



Contact Cathrine Gravdal at or +47 97 72 36 76

For additional information, check our program page