Work for us

Work for us

We’re a buccaneering, privately owned, family business with almost 30 years’ experience, and we’re based in Whitby – a real place with a rich history as a fishing port. We also have a processing site in Kilkeel in Northern Ireland. We employ over 350 people across these two sites and produce around 8000 tonnes of seafood.

As a company we are obsessed with top-notch seafood and are the market leaders in quality. We are the beacon brand for scampi and are the UK’s largest buyer and processor of scampi. Simply put we sell more scampi than anyone else anywhere else and we are proud to sell our scampi under the Whitby brand.

We are brand builders, with a strong character, provenance and market leading quality. Since we started the business in 1985 we’ve become the no.1 brand in food service and have our Whitby branded retail range in all the major retailers. We sell 60% of our products to the restaurant trade and 40% to retailers.

We have won quite a few Great taste awards for our products and our flagship product Whitby Scampi is a famous dish in pubs and restaurants and family dining tables throughout the land.

We are family owned and run making us a strongly entrepreneurial business and we are always looking for talented people to join us


Many of the 350 people working across our two sites have worked for us for many years. Some of our employees are entire families that have worked for us helping building the business day in day out. We all feel we are working together for something worthwhile. Our directors are a mix of family members and long term managers who have been here over a decade.

We treat everyone well here, and we all have:

– a secure job and the opportunity to go further

– 25 days’ holiday a year, plus bank holidays, plus extra days added for long service

– pension payments after a period of employment

– a subsidised restaurant and staff sales

– training and development

Our HR team is run by Emma Grange. If you like the idea of working for us please send your cv to Emma via email or telephone 01947 829000 to ask about opportunities.

There are always special opportunities in each area of our business for new graduates who can contact us to talk about graduate traineeships in different areas of the business, whether it be marketing, production, planning, accounts or product development.


  • Shift Engineer

    We are looking for an electrically biased, multi – skilled Shift Engineer to join our Engineering team.


    Key Responsibilities:


    • This role predominantly consists of electrical duties including fault finding and installation work up to 3-phase 415V but requires a broad range of other maintenance experience and abilities.
    • We are therefore looking for an individual who is capable of prioritising a busy workload, balancing planned maintenance, project work and installations with unplanned events such as breakdowns, etc.


    The Person:




    • Electrically apprentice trained or qualifications to this effect.
    • At least one year’s experience post qualification including working with 3-phase distribution and/or machinery.
    • Evidence of experience in other relevant engineering disciplines e.g. mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic.
    • Lives within 35 miles of the site.




    • Experience of working in a food manufacturing environment,
    • 17th Edition wiring regulations
    • Evidence of professional development and skills development


    Hours of work:


    The current basic rotating shift pattern for the role is:


    Week 1 Nights 22.00-06.00 S M T W T
    Week 2 Backs 2 14.00-22.00 M T W T F
    Week 3 Earlies 2 06.00-14.00 M T W T F S (Saturday as overtime)
    Week 4 Backs 1 14.00-22.00 M T W T F
    Week 5 Earlies 1 06.00-14.00 M T W T F