Mr. T. Carroll, Production Manager. (Past pupil of Bridgetown College)

On the 1st February Mr. Lorcan Barden came into Bridgetown College to speak to the TY class re local industry and employment opportunities in SOFIMAR.

He gave us an insightful and interesting presentation on the history of the business. He also outlined some of the awards SOFIMAR has achieved recently from BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Seafood Enterprise awards and Green awards.

Technology and logistics play a huge part in the industry. Their main markets are: France, South Korea, Italy, Spain/Portugal, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, Japan and Singapore

He spoke about the number of employees (160 in total) and the fact that many of the employees are past pupils of our school. There are a lot of employment opportunities here in the locality.

Mr. Barden advised the students to complete their education and to attend college perhaps studying courses in business, marketing and food technology.

Perhaps, students should look to the local area and do some research and to see what employment opportunities were there for students in the future!