Mr Apple have 400 permanent staff across their orchards, post harvest facilities and business support services departments. With 15 orchard blocks across in Napier, Hastings and Central Hawke’s Bay, we are always open to hearing from people with expertise in horticulture who align with our business mission, vision and values. If you are keen to join us, please apply and we will be in touch as suitable vacancies open.

What you’ll be doing

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Aare you hungry to learn and want to contribute to growing the best apples in the world? Then we want you to join the Mr Apple team on one of our many orchards across Hawke’s Bay!

As an Orchardist you will be exposed to and learn all day-to-day tasks that take place on an orchard to ensure that when the apples are harvested, they are at their best. This role varies with the changing seasons and there is always a new challenge for you to take on and overcome. The great part is you do this alongside a diverse and supportive team, some of whom are legends in the horticultural industry.  

Your day-to-day tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Irrigation, Spraying and Tractor Driving
  • Re-development of existing Orchard blocks
  • Using technology and systems to guide your decision making
  • Supervision of Orchard teams (once you have gained the required experience)

Who you are:

  • You can be looking for a career start or change, horticultural experience isn’t a must.
  • A future thinker – you are passionate about learning and owning change
  • You are enthusiastic, reliable and act with integrity  
  • You like to be busy, get your hands dirty and keep active
  • You have reliable means of transport with a minimum of a Learners licence
  • You have the right to work in New Zealand and can pass pre-employment checks

What we offer:

  • Industry leading technology to ensure we continue to set the benchmark
  • A great team who recognises we are stronger together
  • Career development and support to become an expert Orchardist
  • Recognition when you do a great job
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Support to obtain certifications and qualifications

Who is Mr Apple?

It would be fair to say we love apples, you could call us obsessed. As New Zealand’s largest apple grower and exporter, our team sets the benchmark for delivering the tastiest apples to the world.

We’ve only ever done apples – it’s what we’re passionate about - but it’s our whanau of 2,000+ people coming from a wide range of backgrounds, with different skills and unique ideas, that set us apart from the rest.

We know that by growing experts, we keep growing perfect apples and delivering the perfect crunch around Aotearoa and the world.

If you would like to express your interest in becoming an Orchardist with Mr Apple, then please apply now!

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