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Orchard Opportunities

2021/2022 Season

Fruit Production Apprenticeship

Orchard Positions

We have a wide range of positions available on our orchards.

  • Pruning
  • Thinning
  • Harvest
  • General Orchard Work
  • Quality Control
  • Tractor Driving
  • Forklift Driving
  • Supervising

Are you eligible to work in New Zealand and do you have what it takes to be extraordinary?

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Napier/Hastings Orchards

We have 10 orchards around Napier/Hastings

Blyth185 Lawn Road, Clive06 876 0280
Brookfields279 Brookfields Road, RD3 Napier06 835 4477
Clive494 Lawn Road, Clive06 870 1599
Close334 State Highway 2, Mangateretere06 876 2187
Kinross297 Omaranui Road, Napier06 844 3397
Meeanee108-269 Meeanee Road, Taradale06 844 3483
Pakowhai132 Gilbertson Road, Pakowhai06 651 0953
Pilos470 Twyford Road, Hastings06 879 6550
Scotland309 Lawn Road, Hastings06 870 1580
Sorrento1236 Railway Road South, Hastings06 878 8664

Central Hawkes Bay Orchards

We have 5 orchards in Central Hawkes Bay. CHB Orchards are approx. 45 – 60min from Hastings and 20min from Waipukurau.

Kanuka1097 Tikokino Road, Waipawa06 857 8830
Pacific361 Plantation Road, Waipawa06 856 6702
Rangihau1231 Tikokino Road Waipawa06 857 7131
Te Papa1115 State Highway 50, Onga Onga06 856 6888
Thornton238 Wakarara Road, Onga Onga06 856 6712

When Can I Start Work

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.

Fruit Production Apprenticeships

Mr Apple is offering apprenticeships in fruit production. 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.

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