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Brendan White, Fish Filleter
Brendan White is a Fish Filleter working for Albatross Seafoods in Donegal. He has done a number of different courses for his job, including a Filleting Course, a Forklift Course and two HACCP Courses, in the last few years. He has just completed a E.C.D.L course, which he found to be very helpful in his job.
I took Metalwork, Construction and Business. These subjects taught me to be able to work with people. I know how important it is to be working with a good team of people who can work well with each other.
I did not go on to 3rd level education as I went on a fishing boat just after school. I am just after completing the E.C.D.L course which I found to be very helpful as more and more things you do now are computerised.
The computer course has helped me as now everything in this business has to be traced from the sea to the kitchen the fish go into.
We have a computerised label machine and we have to know how to change barcodes, dates, species, etc.
I have done a number of different courses for my job. I did a Filleting Course one year ago. I also did a Forklift Course two years ago and I've have done two HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Courses in the past few years.