Employment

Seasonal Work

WHEN CAN I WORK?

Employment is available during our main packing season which generally runs from March until June each year. Both day and night shift work is available.

Repacking and CA (Controlled Atmosphere) packing work is also available following our main pack season and can continue through until November.

WHAT WORK IS AVAILABLE?

There’s a wide variety of roles within a packhouse, each requiring different skills and levels of experience. A good work ethic and a great attitude is essential. Many roles you can learn as you go!

Positions include:

  • Quality control
  • Grader operator
  • Packing
  • Tray preparation
  • Stacking
  • Strapping
  • Box making
  • Packhouse cleaner
  • Tea person/cleaner
  • EDI (experience preferred)
  • Grading (experience preferred)
  • Bin tip operator (experience preferred)
  • Forkhoist drivers for yard and coolstores (must have experience and a current licence)

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is eligible to work in New Zealand (i.e. NZ citizen, permanent resident or those with a current work visa).

Before applying please ensure you have a current work visa, IRD number, bank account number and identification (Passport or Birth Certificate).

For more info on working in NZ visit www.immigration.govt.nz

WHERE CAN I STAY?

Need short-term accommodation? There are many backpacking facilities in the Auckland region who welcome seasonal workers.

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Take a look at your local backpacker options

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Takanini train station pick-up

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There are also a range of places to freedom camp if your van is self-contained

Contact

Keen to join us? Get in touch with our employment team:

Permanent Positions

Want to work for an awesome company? Keep an eye on this page for any upcoming roles.

SUCCESS STORY

Meet Tui

Grower Liaison Manager

Tui started with Apac in 2004 as a casual employee on the packing lines during mainpack. The following season she trained as a quality controller where she gained invaluable experience and an appreciation for the kiwifruit industry and its people!

By year four Tui was operating the Apac lab with a small team responsible for fruit and maturity testing and a number of summer orchard programmes. In 2015 she progressed to be Apac’s Client Liaison Rep for owners and growers and since then she has been the face of Apac for many of our growers.

If you have a genuine interest, good work ethic, and an eagerness to learn any facet of the kiwifruit industry, orchards or packhouses, the opportunities are here! Apac are a great team where the door is always open for any employee to progress.