Apple Picker

About the company

Vailima Orchard is a successful, 4th generation family owned business. With over 200Ha’s of Apple Orchards stretching across the Waimea Plains in Hope.  

About the job

We are looking for positive, motivated & hardworking people to join our team for our 2021 harvest period. This is by far the most exciting and challenging time of year and would love for you to be part of our team.

It's a physically demanding but fun job so its important that you are use to physical outdoor work. 

We offer a fixed term contract working Monday – Saturday and the hours of work being between 6.30am - 5pm . A normal week will see you completing at least 42.5 hours weather dependent. The contract will run from approx the first week of March 2021 through to mid May 2021.

Flexibility is required around this to align work hours with seasonal requirements as needed.

This role is an amazing opportunity for someone that enjoys working outdoors. Being physically fit is important as it is a physical job.



About you

The successful candidate will require the following skills.

  • Can commit to working the whole season. 
  • Willing attitude to learn. 
  • Honest 
  • Reliable with own transport. 
  • Able to working in team environments.

What to expect

  • Ability to handle working in the New Zealand weather.
  • Takes direction really well.
  • Can pick up a new task quickly. 
  • Enjoys working with a wide range of people. 


Applicants for this position should have a valid work visa.

If you are interested in applying for this job please email: katie@vailima.co.nz