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Fisheries science students visit HB Grandi

Forty fisheries science students from the University of Akureyri visited HB Grandi last week. According to HB Grandi project manager Sæmundur Árni Hermannsson, the visit was a success, with some interesting discussions taking place following presentations by marketing director Brynjólfur Eyjólfsson and Daníel Guðbjartsson who oversees quality management on board the company’s groundfish vessels.

‘We met them in the lobby of Ísbjörninn, the company’s refrigerated cold store in Reykjavík, where the visitors were given the opportunity to try products from HB Grandi’s subsidiary companies Norðanfiskur ehf. and Vignir G. Jónsson hf. in Akranes,’ he said.

‘These visits are planned every year and are part of the curriculum,’ said Daníel Guðbjartsson, who is currently a final year student alongside his role at HB Grandi. ‘Visits to fishing companies provide students with a deeper insight into what is happening in the Icelandic fishing industry today.’

‘HB Grandi employs around fifteen fisheries science graduates, if we include the two who are about to graduate shortly,’ commented Kristín Helga Waage Knútsdóttir of the human resource department, who was among the group meeting the visitors.

‘Two of them work in the company’s top management, four in the marketing division, three in the groundfish operations office, one at the Akranes production plant, two are foremen at the Nordurgarður production plant in Reykjavík and two work at the pelagic factory in Vopnafjörður, plus the IT department manager is a fisheries science graduate,’ she said.


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