What you’ll be doing

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are 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 h 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

Interested in this job?