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Budding salmon apprentice

Scottish Sea farms modern apprentice Martin Mladenov at the helm of his workboat.

A SCOTTISH Sea Farms apprentice based in Shetland has been named as a finalist in this year’s Lantra training awards.

Martin Mladenov, who works as a husbandryman at the Holmes and Teisti Geo salmon farms, is one of three nominees in the aquaculture category.

Lantra runs training courses for businesses and the winners of its 2016 awards will be revealed on 3 March.

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“This is a great feeling to know that all my hard work has been noticed and to make the final is just brilliant,” Mladenov said.

“It has really motivated me and makes me want to strive towards my ambition of one day becoming a site manager.”

Mladenov’s site manager Robbie Coutts said the 29 year old has been eager to make an impression in Shetland since moving from Bulgaria.

“Martin is a very motivated worker who is always ready to try new challenges, one of these being moving to Shetland to start his career journey with us,” Coutts said.

The Bulgarian has bagged a Level 3 qualification, a workboat skipper qualification and achieved the powerboat Level 2 title since starting at Scottish Sea Farms as a modern apprentice.

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