There are many ways to find a rewarding career or lucrative seasonal job in the horticulture industry.
There are thousands of jobs in fruit and vegetable growing, harvesting, processing, distribution and marketing across New Zealand. Seasonal work during harvest is a great way to get a taste for the industry, learn new skills and earn good money.
Explore the range of options out there are for finding a job in the horticulture industry.
Find a job in horticulture
Start a career in horticulture
Find out all that you need to know about starting a career in the horticulture industry at GoHorticulture, which has information on training, internship opportunities and job listings.
Find seasonal work
PickNZ is the go to place to find any type of seasonal job around the country, with listings including everything from fruit picking, packhouse work, forklift driving and more.
Join the kiwifruit industry
Kiwifruit Jobs NZ is the official go-to page for all details about kiwifruit work with the latest job offers and news.
The New Zealand fruit industry exports more than $3 billion worth of fruit each year and is famous for its kiwifruit. There are a diverse range of jobs to support the industry, from orchard management, picking and harvesting, to scientific research.
Career pathways in the kiwifruit industry
Find out about some of the pathways in the kiwifruit industry.
Find a job in kiwifruit
If you’re eligible to work in New Zealand you can pick, pack and play the kiwifruit way!
Careers in pipfruit
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Careers and jobs in the fruit industry are waiting for you!
New Zealand grows more than 50 types of vegetable, indoors and outdoors all year round, right across the country from Northland to Southland. Most New Zealand vegetables are grown in Pukekohe, the Horowhenua and Canterbury.
Diverse careers in veg production await
Find out about the veg industry
The veg industry is worth more than $2 billion, find out more.
Find out about the potato industry
Potatoes are one of NZ's most valuable veg exports.
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Education, training and scholarships
There are plenty of opportunities across New Zealand to ‘earn while you learn’ about horticulture and gain valuable skills you can apply across the industry – from getting soil ready for planting to making sure the fruit and vegetables arrive on the table, fresh and safe.
The horticulture industry is most interested in the skills you will learn once you have started work. Don’t worry if you feel you don’t have all the skills for some horticulture jobs as there is plenty of training available.
Find out more about starting a career in the horticulture industry
To find out all that you need to know about starting a career in the horticulture industry, go to GoHorticulture where you can find information, training, profiles, internship opportunities and jobs.