LABOUR & EDUCATION

It is estimated the industry will need another 2,000 permanent employees and 4,000 seasonal employees within the next few years. This future growth is dependent on the ability to attract and retain young people who are highly skilled and enthusiastic and develop them to become our industry’s future leaders.

Scholarships

Every year there is a range of scholarships available to New Zealand students and trainees who have a special interest in horticulture, specifically the fruit and vegetable industries. These are available to people undergoing significant industry training or education.

Industry Training Scholarships
Hawkes Bay Fruit Growers Association hbfruitgrowers.co.nz (06) 870 8541
HortNZ Industry Training Scholarships hortnz.co.nz (04) 472 3795
HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarships hortnz.co.nz (04) 472 3795
Hawkes Bay Fruit Growers Association hbfruitgrowers.co.nz (06) 870 8541
Zespri Scholarships zespri.com (07) 572 7600
Plant and Food Research Summer Studentships plantandfood.co.nz (09) 925 7000
Post Graduate Scholarships and Research Fellowships
Pipfruit NZ Research Fellowship pipfruit.co.nz (06) 873 7080
Bruce Stowell Work Exchange Scholarship zespri.com (07) 572 7600

Leadership Programmes

There are multiple opportunities for members of the industry to develop their leadership potential through participating in various programmes.

HortNZ Leadership Programme hortnz.co.nz 021 938 825
Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme kellogg.org.nz 021 1396 881
Nuffield New Zealand nuffield.org.nz 027 431 7575