Horticultural Apprentice | Horticultural Cadet | Fairfield Orchards

Horticultural Apprentice

Horticultural Cadet: Learn While you Work & Earn

Joining Fairfield Orchards as a Horticultural Apprentice presents an exceptional opportunity for individuals passionate about pursuing a career in horticulture. Through the hands-on experience offered in this apprenticeship program, cadets will immerse themselves in the dynamic world of horticulture while earning a wage.

Working alongside seasoned horticulturists, horticultural cadets gain invaluable insights into various facets and practices within the industry, laying a solid foundation for their horticultural journey. Moreover, the program provides the chance to attain industry-recognized qualifications, further enhancing your credentials. Cadets will also receive comprehensive training enabling them to operate essential machinery like Tractors and Forklifts, thus expanding their skill set.

Fairfield Orchards is committed to staying ahead with their state-of-the-art packing robotics, such as CR Automation’s robotic solutions and the Aporo Fruit Packer. Our modern automated packhouse boasts world-leading efficiency, revolutionising the packing process and making it easier on our backs! Cadets at Fairfield Orchards have the unique opportunity to experience and learn from these cutting-edge technologies alongside experienced horticultural professionals, preparing them for the future of horticulture.

Fairfield Orchards seeks individuals eager to learn, in a supportive environment conducive to professional growth. This opportunity is not just a job but a gateway to a fulfilling career in horticulture.

Horticultural Apprentice Job Requirements:

To be considered you must:

  • Be interested in Horticulture as a career 
  • Keen to learn and get stuck into work
  • Great attendance
  • Hold a minimum of a Restricted drivers license
  • Available to start ASAP 
Horticultural Apprentice | Horticultural Cadet | Fairfield Orchards | Motueka - Nelson - Tasman


New Zealand Apprenticeship in Fruit Production

Level 3 & 4 NZQA qualification

Course information: https://www.primaryito.ac.nz/programme-listing-page/new-zealand-apprenticeship-in-fruit

Prerequisites: Learners must be employed in the sector.
Length: 28 months

**May be eligible for Government Support including Fees Free.
Learn more here.


What it's like to work with us

For more information please email hr@fairfieldorchards.co.nz or call 03 5284599. We look forward to working with you!