In six years, Owen Engel has progressed from the position of General Worker to Receiving Supervisor, responsible for the fresh fish that is delivered to the Selecta Sea Products plant for processing.
He joined Selecta as a learner in 2011 and at the time he had no idea what his future would hold.
“I was a General Worker and I would clean up after everyone,” says Owen, who credits the progress he has made to his “passion, obedience, dedication and determination to succeed with every challenge put in my path.”
To Owen, working at Selecta Sea Products means much more than making a living:
“Selecta hasn’t just given me a job, he says, “this place has given me close friends and family that I spend everyday with. But, I have to give the credit to my employer for noticing my potential and utilising it and guiding me to become all I can be. That’s what I have grown into with this company,” he says.
In 2017, Owen attended a one-month course in aquaculture at the Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao. His trip to China was sponsored by the Government of China and facilitated by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Selecta.