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McGrath Nurseries Ltd seek employees with a keen interest in horticulture at all levels from field staff through complex management.

We are also in touch with a variety of organizations in the wider industry and can often further assist those that are truly interested and motivated in a horticultural career.

Are you looking for temporary work or a career in horticulture?

To apply for a job at McGrath Nurseries Ltd, please complete our Job Application Form,  Job application for field Worker.pdf, and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your current c.v. and a cover letter.

 

Permanent staff

McGrath Nurseries Ltd has a dedicated staff of 9 full time employees who make up the core team and handle the management and maintenance of the nursery. Our team is made up of people who have been a stable, long term work force and work well as a team. Most have a tertiary qualification in horticulture and/or recognized skills to compliment the nursery operations.

Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) Program

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McGrath-RSEStaff2014McGrath Nurseries Ltd are also involved and committed to the Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) Scheme which was set up by the Government and piloted by McGrath Nurseries Ltd in 2008. The RSE Scheme has been a successful program providing McGrath Nurseries Ltd with a stable, work ready and suitable work force for our peak seasonal times. The program benefits McGrath Nurseries Ltd as many of the RSE workers return annually with skills acquired the previous years and are ready to do the job. The employees benefit by returning home with new skills and money that can be used to improve the lives of their families and their home islands. McGrath Nurseries Ltd are genuinely committed to this program and enjoy the richness and cultural flavour our Pacific neighbors bring with them.

Seasonal employment

To compliment the core team of workers, McGrath Nurseries Ltd employ 5-12 seasonal workers for up to 9 months of the year during our peak seasons of January 15-March 20 and mid-May to mid-September. McGrath Nurseries Ltd is committed to employing New Zealand citizens that are qualified and available to fill positions. We maintain a good relationship through WINZ (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment/ Department of Labour) for assistance in sourcing seasonal employees.

Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) Program

McGrath Nurseries Ltd are also involved and committed to the Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) Scheme which was set up by the Government and piloted by McGrath Nurseries Ltd in 2008. The RSE Scheme has been a successful program providing McGrath Nurseries Ltd with a stable, work ready and suitable work force for our peak seasonal times. The program benefits McGrath Nurseries Ltd as many of the RSE workers return annually with skills acquired the previous years and are ready to do the job. The employees benefit by returning home with new skills and money that can be used to improve the lives of their families and their home islands. McGrath Nurseries Ltd are genuinely committed to this program and enjoy the richness and cultural flavour our Pacific neighbors bring with them.

Working holiday scheme

At McGrath Nurseries Ltd we enjoy the skills and cultural differences brought to us by young travelers experiencing New Zealand by employing young people through the Working Holiday Scheme. The Working Holiday Visa is a specific travel visa which has been created to help young travelers (ages 18 to 30) earn money as they work their way around New Zealand. The visa allows you to undertake casual work and travel around New Zealand for up to one or two years. 

We seek employees with a keen interest in horticulture and who enjoy and have the ability for physical outdoor work. Employment opportunities may be available during our peak seasons of January 15-March 20 and Mid-May to Mid-September and you should be available for a minimum of one month. The requirements for obtaining a Working Holiday Visa are different for each country. To see if you qualify and the exact requirements for your country, please see www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/workingholiday.

In general, the following requirements apply:

  • You must be at least 18 and not more than 30 years old
  • Be able to show you have sufficient funds to support yourself (approx NZ $4200 in cash, travelers cheques, bank draft or bank statement)
  • Have a return ticket or sufficient funds to purchase one
  • Have no dependent children with you
  • Never been on a Working Holiday to New Zealand before
  • The main reason you're coming to NZ is to holiday; work being your secondary intention
  • Evidence you hold adequate medical insurance for the length of your stay.

In addition, the Working Holiday Schemes for each country have their own unique requirements, such as limitations on the number of visas issued each year and restrictions on the length of time you can work for each employer. You may be asked questions and be required to provide evidence that you meet certain requirements before being allowed into NZ, so make sure you have all the relevant documents with you. If you qualify for this program and feel that you have special talents that would assist us in our fruit tree nursery, please contact us for available job opportunities.

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