Live your dream, learn from the best dairy farmers in New Zealand, make money while you’re learning, and start your job on the path to farm management.
New Zealand Dairy Careers has hosted packages that will help you come to New Zealand for 4–12 months. These packages include a job, training in the business, and a place to live.
The Dairy Farming Industry in New Zealand
Landscapes in New Zealand are famous for being beautiful, and dairy farming is a big part of the country’s agricultural income. The country is known for its high-quality dairy products, and there is a steady need for skilled workers on dairy farms. There are more than 4.9 million dairy cows in New Zealand, making it a great place for people who love farming.
About the Programme
You will get to work on a big dairy farm in New Zealand and learn how to run day-to-day tasks using the most modern tools and techniques.
If you take the one-year class, you’ll learn about the following:
- 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 program; 4-12 months in duration
- Working Holiday Visa help
- Airport Pickup
- Orientation program
- Ongoing pastoral support
- Goal Setting and Mentoring
About New Zealand Dairy Careers
We’re committed to dairy farming, and it’s great to be a part of a business that’s known all over the world. We care a lot about our employees, and we know that you are the future of dairying. Because of this, we do everything we can to help you grow as a person and as a worker while you are with us.
New Zealand is known for making dairy products and controls more than 35% of the world’s dairy trade. To be such a big success, the dairy industry has come up with farm practices that are the envy of the rest of the world. These practices combine smart technology and new ways of farming.
You have been farming for a year and want to make a living out of dairy farming. You want to learn by doing, and you want to earn money while you learn.
- English that is good enough for work or better.
- No criminal charges in the past.
- able to pass a test for drugs.
- Be willing to work up to 60 hours a week during busy times.
- Have worked on a farm before.
How to Apply For Dairy Farm Worker Jobs In New Zealand
You can only apply for a Working Holiday Visa if you meet the requirements set by NZ Immigration. Visit immigration.govt.nz to see if you meet these requirements.
Send us your CV/resume (in English) and a cover letter (also in English) telling us why you want this job.
People from the following countries are welcome to send us an application:
- United Kingdom
People Also Ask
How do I apply to be a dairy farm worker in New Zealand?
To become a dairy farmer, you don’t need to meet any special requirements because you can learn on the job. However, it is suggested that they take a course in agriculture, dairy farming, agribusiness, or farm management. Dairy farmers will often teach new people how to do their jobs if they are willing to learn and have a “can-do” attitude.
How much do you get paid working at a dairy farm in New Zealand?
In New Zealand, the average pay for a farm assistant is between $55,000 and $60,000.