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Mr Apple Employment

Mr Apple is New Zealand’s largest integrated grower, packer and exporter of apples. We employ 385 permanent staff and up to 2000 staff during peak season.

If you want to work and grow with an industry leader and have an enthusiastic attitude, then we want to hear from you. You will work with a great bunch of people in a varied role and learn as you progress. Mr Apple has lots of opportunities and pride themselves on their ability to train.

Want to work for Mr Apple?

Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

You must be a New Zealand Citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for any roles with Mr Apple.

Our opportunities Register your interest Fruit Production Apprenticeships
OrchardsPost HarvestHead Office
Apple Bin on Orchard

Orchard work is available all year round in the Napier, Hastings and Central Hawke’s Bay areas, however we do require a large number of seasonal workers from November through until May. Pruning, thinning, harvest, general orchard work, quality control, tractor driving, forklift driving and supervising are some of the examples of the work available.

If you enjoy working outdoors and are prepared to work hard, please contact the orchards directly as per below:


We have multiple Post-Harvest sites within Mr Apple. These include 3 Packhouses – Whakatu, Longlands and Waipawa, various Coolstore operations around Hastings along with a Laboratory and an Engineering Workshop based at Whakatu.

If you enjoy working in a team environment and are prepared to work hard, please contact our Post-Harvest Recruitment team on (06) 877 7726.

Click here to watch a video of some of the Packhouse Jobs available

The Post Harvest season generally runs from February to July, however, from year to year this varies slightly. There are a range of opportunities available such as packers, forklift operators, dispatch personnel, supervisors, lab assistants, administrators, computer operators as well as mechanics and engineers.

During the season each Packhouse/Coolstore runs a day and night shift, up to 6 days per week: –

  • Supervisory Staff
  • Quality Staff
  • Packers
  • Forklift Operators (Yard & Coolstore)
  • Laboratory Assistants
  • Cleaners
  • Staff Team Leaders
  • Truck Drivers (minimum class 5 licence)
  • Tray fillers
  • Stackers
  • Tally Clerks
  • Machine Operators
  • Palletisers

As we are a seasonal business, we require extra staff in the Shipping & Export areas in the season. We are a growing company so new opportunities become available from time to time.

Fruit Production Apprenticeships

Mr Apple is offering apprenticeships in fruit production in conjunction with Bostocks New Zealand. The four-year programme offers the apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn, studying towards a National Certificate in Horticulture (a NZQA Level 4 qualification) while in full-time employment.

Training encompasses fruit production, organic growing, packhouse operation, tractor driving, chainsaw operation and much more. Successful graduates of the programme will be offered a permanent role in our orchards or packhouses, with good prospects of promotion to become supervisors, foremen or managers.

Please note that you must have at least a Learner Driver Licence and be at least 17 years old to be considered for a Fruit Production Apprenticeship.

Check out the video for Fruit Production Apprenticeships : https://youtu.be/cknVpgamUVg

 Click here for the Fruit Production Apprenticeship Flyer

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