A career in pipfruit - what's in it for you?

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New Zealand is well known around the world for our perfect apple and pear growing climate.

Yet as an industry people are our greatest asset, the apple growers, scientists, orchard and packhouse workers, food safety technicians, distribution and marketing experts, and technology innovators, are a diverse and talented bunch who all help to make us world leaders.

Take the opportunity 

Whatever your qualification, whatever your ambition, the New Zealand apple and pear industry sees your potential, with great career opportunities and professional development no matter whether you join from school or university.  

Hundreds of young Kiwis have taken the chance to upskill, travel the world, and cultivate their careers. 

Read more about the pipfruit industry 


Case studies 

Check out some career stories from people working in the pipfruit industry. 

Elliot Easton - Operations Manager

Karla Bradley - Pipfruit Manager

Scott Frater - Export Packhouse Manager


Check out the careers pathway for pipfruit industry workers.

Download careers pathway (PDF 940KB)