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Please note, some of these benefits are discretionary and subject to terms and conditions. Read more about our benefits here.

Incentive Scheme

The new incentive scheme is currently in the first phase where the departmental success will determine the proportion of maximum bonus staff earn. 

After a review of Phase 1, we will consider how to apply Objectives and Targets on an individual and team basis as the second phase. Your success against your objectives will determine the proportion of maximum bonus staff will earn.

Value Awards

The Value Awards provides an opportunity for employees to nominate a colleague or team for their outstanding contribution to the responsible development of the business. The Awards are made across three categories in line with our Core Values of PridePassion, and Provenance.

Quarterly individual winners will be awarded £1,000 and overall annual (individual and team) winners will be awarded £2,000.

Long Service Awards

Our Long Service Awards recognise the loyalty and service of our dedicated staff. The level of payment is dependent on the number of complete years of service, as below.

10 Years - £1,000  15 Years - £1,500  20 Years - £2,000  25 Years - £2,500  30 Years - £3,000

On reaching 20 years service we also pay for a celebration dinner.


On retirement from SSC, employees will be eligible for an award from the Company of £50 for each full year of service.

Occupational Sick Pay

We pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations.

Staff may qualify for Occupational Sick Pay after 6 months of service. Eligible staff will receive OSP subject to the terms and conditions of the scheme and according to their length of service.

Critical Illness Cover

The SSC Critical Illness Cover will provide you with a one-off payment of 1 x basic annual salary in the event you suffer a critical illness. Please note that this is an insured benefit and therefore any final decisions on claims will be made by the insurer.

Members’ children are covered from birth for 25% of the member’s benefit up to £25,000 at no additional cost and Members’ spouse or partner can be covered for up to £250,000 at an additional cost to the member of staff. Children are covered up to age 18 or 21 if still in full time education.

Life Assurance

In the unfortunate event of a staff member’s death, under the age of 75, a lump sum of 4 x current basic annual salary would become payable. This lump sum is normally paid tax free.

Royal London Group Pension Scheme

This is a Group Personal Pension Plan insured with Royal London, into which SSC will contribute 6% of your basic salary. Personal contribution is a minimum of 3%.

Salary Exchange

This is a more efficient way of paying pension contributions and is therefore only open to SSC staff who are members of the Royal London Group Personal Pension Scheme. This is an arrangement where staff agree to exchange part of their basic salary in return for their pension contributions. This results in savings by reduced National Insurance Contributions (NIC) in accordance with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) guidelines.

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) gives staff the opportunity to purchase shares in SSC in a tax efficient way. In addition to the income tax and NICs savings, for every 1 Partnership Share bought, SSC awards 1 free share up to a maximum value of £50 per month. These shares are called Matching Shares.


Buy & Sell Scheme

SSC staff are able to buy or sell up to 3 days’ holiday per year.

Holidays and Long Service

Full time members of staff are entitled to 31 days leave a year (inclusive of public holidays), with part-time staff entitled to this on a pro rata basis. After 5 years of continuous service and for every 5 additional years, staff may be entitled to an extra day’s holiday in the following leave year.

Personal Development

We recognise that further education, training and study can form an important part of individual development. The Company may support staff:

  • Financially by contributing to course fees and/or essential course books; and/or
  • Time off work for completion of the training/study

Modern Apprenticeships

An exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications. With a Modern Apprenticeship you learn on the job getting the experience you need while working towards a qualification.

There are a number of Modern Apprenticeship programmes available to staff, including:

  • Level 2/3 Aquaculture - University of Highlands and Islands
  • Level 4 Aquaculture - North Atlantic Fisheries College
  • Level 2/3 Food & Drink Operations, Fish & Shellfish Processing Skills - Polaris Learning

The above programmes are for Marine, Freshwater, Harvesting and Processing staff. However, we also support Modern Apprentices in other areas of the business, such as Marketing and Engineering.

Marine and Freshwater Competency Framework

Our industry leading Competency Framework was launched in 2015 and we believe it to be the first of its kind in the industry. Setting us apart from our competitors, the Framework provides a clear and transparent roadmap for career progression for all Marine, Freshwater and Broodstock staff, from Apprentice to Expert.

Occupational Health Programme

At SSC, we have a commitment to support health and a duty to ensure safe working conditions. Occupational Health is more than just health and safety; it is about well-being at work. Albacare provide a proactive and confidential health monitoring service for all SSC staff. This includes annual health checks and advice on work-related health issues.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Throughout the year we release places on our Cycle to Work scheme, where staff can join over half a million Cycle to Work commuters across the country who have saved on a new bike through salary deduction.

With our Cycle to Work scheme staff can save between 25-39% and spread the cost of a new bike. Employees simply select a package, hire it for an agreed length of time, then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. It’s like a year-round sale, with interest free credit available in over 2,000 retailers nationwide.

Wider Wallet

Shopping & Fitness
Wider Wallet is an exciting staff discount site, providing SSC staff with privileged access to a tempting package of discounts and benefits, including access to over 14,500 retailers across the UK. Wider Wallet Fitness will give you access to over 2,500 health clubs, leisure centres, hotel clubs and independent gyms at the best corporate membership rates available.

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers can be used for a wide range of care for children up to age 15, including nurseries, nannies, childminders, after-school care and holiday play-schemes. However, due to changes in Government legislation after 4th October 2018, there are no longer any savings in tax or national contributions.

Dell Computer Discount

Dell Advantage for Employees is the benefits programme that provides staff discount across the entire Dell consumer product range. The discount is provided through unique voucher codes which are to be used on the dell.co.uk online store. Staff will enjoy these exclusive discounts all year round:

  • 10% discount on XPS, Alienware, Dell Gaming
  • 10% discount on Monitors and Projectors
  • 5% off on Inspiron
  • 20% off all other Accessories

Discounts can be combined with money off deals on the online store. Not only that; you will also receive promotions and unique discounts not available to the general public. In addition, Dell will offer further discounts throughout the year.