Apple Picker

About the company

Murphy Horticulture is a family owned business that is currently run by the 5th generation. Our business is a mixture of apples and wine grapes located close to the town of Blenheim.

About the job

Apple picking work is available from mid-February until the end of April and requires workers to carefully select and pick fruit. You will be trained in all aspects of the task. You'll be using picking bags and a ladder (approx. 2 meters tall) so you'll need to be safety conscious, comfortable with heights and reasonably fit. You may also be asked from time to time to help with other tasks such as moving or collecting up reflective cloth.

Picking is paid on piece rate for bins completed. This gives you the opportunity to earn significantly more than the standard hourly wage if you're keen and capable. You'll need to be flexible with your time as we generally work 6 days a week and need to work around any wet weather.

About you

Successful candidates will require the following skills

  • A positive and energetic attitude
  • A desire to learn
  • Reliable and honest
  • Able to work as part of a team

What to expect

Due to the nature of the work you must be flexible. We are at the mercy of the elements so need to work around the weather. You'll need to be able to understand and take directions well and modify what you're doing based on feedback you receive