Fruit production

New Zealand fruit growers are known for exceptional quality. They use cutting-edge technology and operate in a way that’s environmentally friendly.

Job overview 

Fruit production offers many diverse, seasonal opportunities. Choose from plant care and handling, or training  scientists, agritech specialists, educators, even robotics designers!

A fruit production role is rewarding and varied. You’ll need to be attentive to details. You’ll work and train as part of an existing skilled team, and have many development opportunities. 

Our programmes cater to a range of abilities. We teach foundational knowledge and skills to keep people new to the industry safe and confident in their role. We also have apprenticeship programmes that equip you to work independently and give you an overview of key aspects of fruit production.

Skills and experience 

  • Desire to be involved in the day-to-day aspects of fruit or crop production and plant care
  • Understanding of health and safety practices
  • Able to work unsupervised with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Respect people and different cultures
  • Able to multitask and work under pressure
  • Tractor licence or ATV licence an advantage
  • Able and eligible to work in New Zealand
  • Driver’s licence
  • Growsafe certificate and first aid certificate an advantage
  • Eager to learn and train while you work