Craigmore is on a mission to grow the best of Aotearoa New Zealand

For us growing the best isn’t just about being the best rural business, but importantly it’s growing the best people and communities. Across our farming, forestry and horticulture businesses, there are opportunities to build careers and join the Craigmore team in both office roles and out in the field to help us achieve our goals.

As well as permanent positions, we regularly recruit seasonal team members to join us during busy periods. If you would like to know more about current vacancies or future opportunities at Craigmore get in touch by emailing careers@craigmore.com.

Current Vacancies

Fixed Term Orchard QC

Hawke's Bay

Are you looking for a rewarding role in beautiful Ongaonga Central Hawkes Bay? Look no further than our Apple Quality Control team!

As an Orchard QC, you will be responsible for ensuring that our apples meet the highest standards of quality during the 2024 harvest. This role requires some physical activity, including reaching, bending, and lifting, so a moderate level of physical fitness is required. But don’t worry, our knowledgeable team will provide you with all the training you need to succeed.

Fixed Term Apple Pickers

Hawke's Bay Fixed-Term

In Ongaonga, Central Hawkes Bay, we’re looking for individuals who are excited to be a part of our apple picking experience.

This role requires some physical activity, including reaching, bending, and climbing ladders. Therefore, a moderate level of physical fitness is required to handle the tasks involved.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team will provide you with all the training you need to become a skilled apple picker. Not only will you have the satisfaction of harvesting our apples, but you'll also enjoy the benefits of working outdoors.

Commercial Business Manager

Christchurch Central Full-Time

This is a newly created position reports to the General Manager, Farming (GMF) and is a key role in the Farming Leadership Team. You will work collaboratively across multiple business services and operational teams and will help drive the development and delivery of the Farming business strategy.

Fixed Term Machinery Operators – CHB Apples

Hawke's Bay

Are you interested in driving a tractor? We are searching for individuals to become part of our dynamic team in Ongaonga, Central Hawkes Bay!

Orchard Manager – Apples

Hawke's Bay Permanent

Due to ongoing growth, we are now on the hunt for an Orchard Manager to join our team based at our Central Hawkes Bay ‘Springhill’ apple orchard, to lead the day to day operational and management duties to meet production, cost, and quality targets.

Permanent Spray Operator/Orchard Hand

Hawke's Bay Permanent

We are seeking experienced Spray Operators/Orchard Hands to join our team in Ongaonga, Central Hawkes Bay!

Permanent Foreperson – Apples CHB

Hawke's Bay Full-Time Permanent

Are you an experienced leader with a passion for horticulture? Do you love the crisp and juicy taste of fresh apples? If so, we want you to join our team as a Foreperson!

Permanent Orchard Hand

Gisborne Full-Time Permanent

We are on the hunt for permanent Orchard Hands to join our Gisborne team. No experience required as on the job training will be provided. You will be working with the team outdoors across a wide range of orcharding tasks

Permanent Foreperson – Apples

Gisborne Full-Time Permanent

Are you an experienced leader with a passion for horticulture? Do you love the crisp and juicy taste of fresh apples? If so, we want you to join our team as a Foreperson!

Permanent Spray Operator/Orchard Hand – Apples

Gisborne Full-Time Permanent

Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity in horticulture? We are seeking an experienced Spray Operator/Orchard Hand to join our Gisborne team!

Permanent Leading Hand – Apples

Gisborne Full-Time Permanent

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Leading Hand to join our Gisborne team!

Craigmore Sustainables Scholarships

Growing the future of agriculture

In conjunction with Lincoln University, we offer two postgraduate scholarships to students completing study and research in agriculture and related areas.

The Craigmore Sustainables Farming Scholarship was established in 2013 and in addition to supporting study, it provides the opportunity to conduct research on a Craigmore dairy farm.

The Craigmore Sustainables and Wilson Family Sustainability in Primary Industries Scholarship was introduced in 2023. Craigmore received the Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award and the John Wilson Memorial Trophy at the 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards for demonstrating leadership in sustainable dairy farming. Thanks to this award, we have launched a second scholarship.

If you are passionate about agriculture and sustainable farming, email the Craigmore farming team at business.support@craigmore.com for further information and to request an application form.