Apple Thinning 2021

Job Description

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

We are currently seeking hard-working positive people to work on our Orchard. This is a fixed term role working Monday – Friday as well as being available for some Saturday work. Flexibility is required around this to align your work hours with work requirements if needed.

The job is to remove small & damaged apples from each cluster, in order to achieve a target number of fruits per tree. Enabling the tree to expend its energy on the fewer remaining apples.

You will need to be physically fit and comfortable working on your feet all day.

We are aiming to start Apple Thinning WC 8th November. The exact starting day will be arranged with us at the interview. The contract will go through until approx. Thursday 23rd December 2021.

There may be an opportunity for more work in January after the Christmas break and depending on the amount of thinning available, your work ethic and quality of your work prior to Christmas.

Please note it’s important that you commit to the whole fixed term period.

We are always looking to increase our permanent team so there is an opportunity for this contract to move into a permanent contract. All we need to see is brilliant attendance, high standard of work & willingness to learn.

Hourly rate plus incentives.

Hours: 7.30am – 4.30pm or 6.30am - 3.30pm

Starting rate: $20.00 + holiday pay.

If you fit the criteria above and can commit to the whole work period please apply with your CV via email. Katie Brown -

Apple Thinning 2021

Vailima Orchard

Job type:

Full Time, Contract/Temp

Hours of work:

Hours are variable




$20.00 - $25.00 per hour