Find a job


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Finding the right job in the dairy farming industry means looking for the right farm, people, and employment conditions that suit you. The page offers guidance on how to find job opportunities on dairy farms through common websites like Farm Source Jobs and Trade Me Jobs, or by approaching farmers and using word of mouth. Additionally, the page gives links to resources that help you create a successful CV, prepare for interviews, understand pay and negotiation, and evaluate future employers, ensuring that you find a position that's a good fit for you.

There are many opportunities within the dairy industry both on and off the farm. Dairy farms can be great places to work.

When looking for a job in dairy farming, you want to make sure you find a job that is a good fit for you. That means finding the right farm for you, working with the right kind of people and under the right employment conditions.

Places to find jobs that might be right for you:

  • The most common website for listing dairy farm vacancies is Farm Source Jobs
  • Some roles may be listed on Trade me jobs
  • Approach a famer you have heard is a great employer. They may have a vacancy or know of someone who does
  • Word of mouth: the more people you tell you are looking for work, the more likely you will hear about something

For more resources and information check out Careers New Zealand. 

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Last updated: Sep 2023

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