Careers | Loch Fyne Oysters


Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd is based at Cairndow, at the head of Loch Fyne on the West Coast of Scotland.

From this stunning location we have been producing and supplying high quality products worldwide for over 35 years.  Our internationally known products are processed from the freshest and highest quality fish and seafood obtained only from sustainable sources.

Our team at Cairndow fulfill a wide variety of roles from processing staff, to restaurant and retail staff, along with administration and sales.  We employ over 130 people and have developed strong links with the local communities. There is flexibility within the work place to move between roles and departments.

Our current vacancies are listed here and we are happy to keep your CV on file if there is nothing immediately available. If you care about outstanding service and are keen to work in a friendly environment, in a great location, please get in touch:

HR Department Contact Details:
Christine Smith, HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland
Tel: 01499 600462  Fax: 01499 600396

Our Current Vacancies:


To assist in our smoked salmon processing areas

Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland

♦ Contract Type:                Temporary 
♦ Rate of Pay:                     £7.50 per hour (increases to £7.80 per hour after successful completion of probation period)
♦ Working Hours:               Full time hours, based on 40 hours per week (part time hours also available)
♦ Typical Shift Pattern:      Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 4.45pm / Friday 7.45am to 1.45pm
♦ Other Info:                       Public transport is available from/to Dunoon

Job Description:
We require additional staff to join our PRODUCTION TEAM to work in a variety of areas, assisting with the preparation, slicing and packing of smoked salmon for the retail trade.  The ideal candidates need to be committed, reliable and able to work well as part of a team.  Previous experience in food handling is not essential, as training will be provided.

We have a range of positions available in the following Production Areas:

Using Global G.A.P accredited salmon which is delivered to us already gutted, our Filleting Team hand and machine fillet our salmon. Once filleted, our team then cure the salmon before washing and loading it into our smoking kilns.

SLICING ROOM – this area consists of 4 different sections:
Trimming: works as a small production line with our team trimming, removing pin bones and grading the salmon.
Slicing Machines: involves the operation of 2 slicing machines; one for cutting strips of salmon along the length of the fillet and a second machine for slicing a diagonal cut.
Slicing Hall: consists of a large conveyor system with separate stations; each station has its own table and scale.  All of our salmon packs are produced at these stations, before being placed onto a roller track and then moved into our Vacuum Packing section. 
Vacuum Packing: all of our products are bagged, vacuum packed and then bar-coded in this section before being moved through to our Despatch area.

At our dedicated packing stations, our Despatch Team pick and pack orders, selecting a wide range of items including, smoked products, fresh fish, shellfish, meats and marinated produce.  The boxes are then transferred by roller track to a despatch station, where the boxes are then iced and labeled, before being passed through a strapping machine, then palletised and moved to our despatch chill, ready for despatch to our customers.

The Yard Team operate a wide variety of equipment within the yard areas, including counterbalance forklift trucks to load and unload delivery lorries, as well as assisting with the traffic flow through the Goods-In/Out areas, plus carrying out a range of checks and cleaning duties.

We Offer:
30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata)
♦ Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli

All applicants must be eligible to live and work within the UK.
Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.
Due to the working environment and equipment, Basic Disclosure Checks via Disclosure Scotland will be required as part of the recruitment process.


Set in stunning surroundings on the west cost of Scotland, the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar has built a reputation as one of Scotland's very best seafood restaurants, featuring the highest quality seafood indigenous to Argyll. 

If you have a passion for working with local, sustainably sourced produce and a desire to provide an excellent customer experience, then we would like to hear from you.

LOCATION:  We are situated at the head of Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland; 1.5 hours from Glasgow (M8, A82, A83) and 2 hours from Edinburgh (M8, M9, A811, A82, A83).


Contact Details:
Apply in writing with your current CV or contact us for an Application Form:
Christine Smith, HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland
Tel: 01499 600462   Fax: 01499 600396

Sign up for our newsletter

Simply enter your email address below to receive our e-newsletter.

Your shopping basket is empty. Start shopping