Work Placements

Huon Aquaculture work placement program  supports the education of young professionals interested in pursuing a career in aquaculture by providing hands-on experience to those who are keen to learn more about salmon farming. During  a work placement with Huon, pre-clinical or clinical, students are given the opportunity to work and learn alongside our dedicated staff to gain a full understanding of what is involved in producing high-quality salmon. Our staff are highly skilled and knowledgeable in what they do and are committed to educating the next generation of salmon producers/practitioners.

Due to the high level of demand for industry work placements, Huon Aquaculture limits the number of student placements to ensure a more valuable learning experience.

The dates for our 2019-2020 intakes are as follows;

Autumn – April

Winter – June-July

Spring – September

*please note these dates are simply a guide and may vary due to weather or operational requirements, and that we no longer offer summer placements. 

General placement applications may be kept on file for up to 12 months.

Other opportunities for placements with Huon Aquaculture may become available throughout the year. These placements are dependent on operational requirements and the availability of supervising staff.

All applications for a placement with Huon Aquaculture are considered on an individual basis. The selection of successful applicants involves a merit based and equitable process to find students who share our passion for the industry, values and culture. At Huon Aquaculture, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and, as a result, ensure our selection process encourages equal and diverse opportunities for all applicants.

Under Huon Aquaculture’s policies and procedures applicants who are successful in obtaining a work placement with Huon Aquaculture may be subject to random onsite drug and alcohol testing. Should you have any questions regarding a placement at Huon Aquaculture please contact our training department via email:

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