Seasonal Work?

Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, meet new people and earn some good money. It’s perfect for people getting back into the workforce or anyone looking for flexible hours. With your new skills and experiences you could even land permanent work further down the line.

Industry

Think seasonal work is just picking fruit? Think again. Seasonal work covers a range of different industries meaning you can find the one that best suits you.

Horticulture

We grow healthy fruit and vegetables that are eaten in New Zealand and around the world. You can be part of that by joining the horticulture industry. There are jobs for all ages and skill levels and if you want to follow the seasonal work, you can experience New Zealand’s famous outdoor lifestyle in some of our most spectacular parts of the country.

Viticulture

New Zealand produces a wide range of quality wines, exporting all over the world. Be a part of this exciting growth industry! Work within our vineyards and wineries, or use your people skills to interact directly with tourists at the cellar door.

Meat Processing

New Zealand’s meat industry is one of New Zealand’s largest industries, with exports of more than $7 billion a year and employing about 25,000 people in 60 processing plants nationwide.

Seafood

We catch, farm and process New Zealand’s premium fish and shellfish. New Zealand seafood is in high demand overseas because of its freshness and because it comes from sustainable sources. We employ around 20 thousand people and export almost two billion dollars’ worth of seafood each year.

Tourism

Tourism businesses operate around NZ in some of our most scenic spots. A huge variety of opportunities are available in accommodation, transport, adventure and outdoor activities and tourism attractions. You can have great fun and meet people from all over the world and around NZ, and help them enjoy their time in NZ.

Hospitality

The New Zealand hospitality industry represents a wide variety of businesses and with that comes many career opportunities. Hospitality businesses are primarily food and beverage operators or accommodation providers and include businesses ranging from motels, hotels and luxury lodges to cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and breweries.

Snow Sports

The New Zealand ski industry represents a wide variety of opportunities for your career. Our ski areas have job opportunities in food and beverage, lift operations, rental assistants, retail, terrain park, snowmaking and snow grooming.

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Getting Ready for Seasonal Work

Courses

Choose from a range of online courses and learn valuable new skills to add to your skillset.

Blogs

Read the latest blog posts with handy advice to make the most of your work experience.

Community bulletin board

Connect with other seasonal workers and get answers to all your burning questions.

Helpful Tips on Seasonal Work

Whether you’re a seasonal work newbie or just looking for ways to improve your worklife, here are our four top tips.

Tip 1

The sky's the limit! Seasonal work includes many different industries including farm work, forestry, orchards or ski fields. You’re practically guaranteed to find one that fits your specific interests and needs so make sure to do some hunting around.

Tip 2

Look after yourself. Seasonal work is physically demanding which means ensuring that you take care of yourself outside of work. This means getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods and taking time out to relax.

Tip 3

Be flexible. Seasonal work typically occurs when full-time staff are unavailable meaning the hours and times can be different to a standard job. The more flexible you are the easier it will be to find work.

Tip 4

Treat it like a full-time job. Seasonal work can lead to great opportunities down the line so be sure to display a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. You never know where it could lead!

How It Works?

Applying for jobs

Explore thousands of seasonal work opportunities through the job listings page. You can find the work that best suits you with our easy to use filters such as location, hours and industry.

Job Opportunities

Want to join the magic? Check out our current listings below.

Construction Labourers and Hammer Hands

Freestyla Construction & Recruitment Limited

Auckland City
Full Time

20/Nov/2018

20/Dec/2018

Vineyard Workers

SPM Contracting ltd

Blenheim
Full Time

19/Nov/2018

17/Feb/2019

Slaughter & Boning floor positions

Te Kuiti Meat Processors Ltd

South Waikato
Contract/Temp

07/Nov/2018

05/Feb/2019

Duty Manager

The Old Mountaineers Cafe Bar and Restaurant

Mackenzie
Full Time

20/Nov/2018

18/Feb/2019

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How it works?

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