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Dairy Farm Worker - Relocate to New Zealand

$22.70 – $30.00 hourly

NZ Dairy Careers

Last Updated: 14/09/23

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Job Description

Live the dream, learn from New Zealand's best dairy farmers, earn while you learn, and set your career on the path to farm management.

New Zealand Dairy Careers are offering hosted packages to help you come to New Zealand for 4-12 months - job, industry training, and accommodation included!

About the Programme

You will gain experience working on a large New Zealand dairy farm and learn how to manage day-to-day operations using the latest technology and methods.

If you take the one-year programme, the topics you’ll learn include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Milk Quality, Plant and Techniques
  • Calf Rearing and Calf Housing
  • Animal Welfare and Health
  • Farm Chemicals
  • Soil and Environmental Science
  • Irrigation Systems and Effluent systems
  • Pasture Management
  • Feed Budgets
  • Winter and Summer Crops
  • Farm Maintenance
  • Tractor Skills
  • Motorbike Safety

What’s Included in the Programme

  • A paying job on a New Zealand dairy farm
  • Dairy industry training programme; 4-12 months in duration
  • Working Holiday Visa help
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation programme
  • Ongoing pastoral support
  • Goal Setting and Mentoring

About New Zealand Dairy Careers

We’re dedicated to dairy farming and we love being part of an industry that is renowned globally. We’re passionate about our people and we know that you are the future of dairying which is why we do everything we can to help you to develop both personally and professionally throughout your time with us.

New Zealand is renowned for its dairy production, controlling over 35% of the world's dairy trade. To be such a huge success, the dairy industry has developed world-leading farm practices integrating smart technology and innovative farming techniques that are the envy of the world's dairy industry.

About You

You have 12 months of farming experience and are looking to build a career in dairy farming. You want practical training and a farm worker job to earn while you learn.

  • Working Proficiency or better English
  • No previous criminal convictions
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • Prepared to work up to 60 hours per week on roster over peak times.
  • Previous experience on a farm

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted if you meet the NZ Immigration requirements for a Working Holiday Visa, please visit to check your eligibility.

To apply for this opportunity, please send us your CV/resume (in English) and a cover letter (in English) telling us why you’re interested.

We welcome applications from citizens of the following countries:

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Company Details

Winchmore, Canterbury, New Zealand
The New Zealand Dairy Careers Programme is your opportunity to Live, Learn & Earn from the world’s smartest dairy producers - right here in New Zealand.