Job Vacancies

Current Vacancies:

Hi there,  thanks for showing interest in working with us!
We are currently recruiting for:

Apprentice – Customer Service Practitioner

Latimers Seafood is a successful and award-winning seafood business, with a 5-star food hygiene rating, situated right on the beach at Whitburn in South Tyneside.

We take a lot of time and care sourcing and preparing excellent quality produce and are looking for people who can help make it all happen and fit in with our existing happy team.  They will need to positively contribute to our business culture; excellent seafood, excellent customer service and excellent food hygiene.

Benefits include:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (pro rata)
  • Fantastic atmosphere and working environment
  • Guaranteed Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day off
  • Working for a local family business supporting our local fishermen and economy
  • Full training, including food hygiene, health and safety as standard
  • Pension scheme
  • Free parking

Reality Check:

  • Must be willing and able to work at weekends and on bank holidays
  • We expect all our staff to be hardworking, committed, enthusiastic, professional and have great time-keeping skills
  • As a small family business, we work as team, this means you need to be willing to take on any role that is required

Apprentice – Customer Service Practitioner

Level 2 

Working in our Seafood Deli, alongside the settled team of staff including experienced fishmongers and Robert Latimer.

You’ll get the opportunity to learn from the best everything there is to know about filleting, preparing, cooking, dressing, smoking and pickling all types of fish and shellfish.

You’ll learn how to serve customers properly – to our excellent standards.

You’ll also find out how we keep our 5-star food hygiene rating by learning all about food hygiene and safety – and applying that to your everyday work.

This apprenticeship includes paid day release to Gateshead College to help you get your qualification.

About Latimers and Apprenticeships

Over the past few years we have successfully trained 6 apprentices, 2 of them are still here, working with us (very important members of our crew!) Successful apprentices do have the chance to be offered full time work at the end of their course.

Successful applicants go onto on a higher wage than the government recommends (National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour and we pay £4.50 per hour).

The training is provided with Gateshead College

Click here for direct link with apprenticeship website

Interested in joining our crew…

Complete & Return our “ Apprenticeship Application Form” by email to


Many thanks for your interest in working with us, due to high numbers of applications we will only be in contact with candidates we wish to interview.

Good Luck & Best Fishes!