Fishmongers are responsible for preparing and selling fish, and shellfish products, to members of the public. As an apprentice you will develop first class customer service and selling skills, and learn a deep understanding of the fish and shellfish industry, species identification, preparation methods, and detailed product knowledge. You will also learn how cut, prepare, package and present fish and shellfish products to the highest of standards.

Entry Requirements

Typically, employers are looking for candidates with four GCSEs at level 4 and above.  Which is equivalent to a grade C and above on the old system. College graduates and university graduates are also welcomed. If you have a similar qualification or extensive experience in a similar job role, please get in touch with us to discuss this further (0115 975 9550).

Functional Skills

If you do not have the required English and maths grades at GCSE level 4 when undertaking your apprenticeship, Remit can support a functional skills course. This course will ensure you have the level 4 required to undertake your endpoint assessment.


This apprenticeship will typically take 24 months to complete.


You will be earning at least the national apprenticeship minimum wage.


This is a level 2 apprenticeship – which is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes.


An apprenticeship gives the apprentice the opportunity to gain a highly regarded qualification while developing their knowledge, skills and behaviour in a full-time paid job.


The end-point assessment consists of 3 distinct assessment methods:

  • A knowledge test that you will answer through a combination of multiple-choice questions and extended answer questions.
  • A practical observation.
  • A professional dialogue and interview, which is undertaken after the other assessment methods have been successfully completed.


During the apprenticeship, the apprentice will have day to day support from their employer and have a dedicated Remit Development Coach who will visit them in their workplace to give regular 1-2-1 training and support.