Grow your career in Horticulture

Join the Bostock New Zealand team and be part of a progressive company. 

BOSTOCK New Zealand is a significant employer in Hawke’s Bay, with 200 permanent staff and up to 800 in the peak of the season.

Our company gets more technical every day and we need skilled employees who can work in our orchards, packhouses and in our management or head office team. 

The job opportunities at Bostock New Zealand are diverse and we pride ourselves on providing interesting and financially rewarding work in a happy and safe environment.

BOSTOCK New Zealand has a commitment to employee’s personal development and achievement. We provide internal and external training covering a range of skills including accountancy, computer skills, mechanical courses, first aid, horticultural and organics, forklift driving, health and safety, communication and employment best practice. The company also supports personal achievement through sponsorship enabling staff to compete in international sporting competitions.

BOSTOCK New Zealand aims to help seasonal staff into full time employment and has various courses and apprenticeships available.


At Bostock New Zealand we are always looking for dedicated staff to join our Bostock Whanau. 
There are opportunities in both contract / seasonal work and permanent roles available.

Orchard Foreman


Coolstore Pallet Supervisor

We are looking for hands on Orchard Foremen  to join our growing orchard teams.  We are looking for individuals who are focused, organised, can lead and motivate teams for best results, have exceptional work ethic and are eager to learn and develop within the organic apple industry.

To be considered for this role, you will have the following skills:

  • At least 5 years in the Orchard Industry
  • Experience and passion for organic growing is preferred, but not essential
  • Accurate and efficient
  • Highly organised and decisive
  • Understanding management principles and employee relations
  • A strong commitment to safe working practices
  • Confidently operate a computer in the systems and programmes that are used by the company
  • Full Drivers Licence
  • Be able to use and train staff in all company equipment
  • Grow safe certification
  • Ability to supervise and manage staff to ensure you bring out the best in them to perform to a minimum of a satisfactory level
  • Be willing and flexible to start early and finish later to ensure your orchards are running efficiently and effectively
  • Be physically fit and healthy – able to work on your feet all day
  • Must have excellent vision
  • Reliable
  • Available to work up to 7 days per work as Saturday/Sunday could be required if weather prevents weekday tasks or work is required on the weekend due to seasonal requirements.


The successful application will be provided with a company tool of trade vehicle and mobile phone.

Remuneration will be based on skills and experience. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. 



Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a Coolstore Pallet Supervisor to safely oversee all administration of our Henderson Road coolstore, including shipping of containers, organising transport, inventory management and storage logistics.  This role requires excellent organisational skills and time management to ensure fruit is maintained to the highest standard of quality & food safety, deadlines are met and documentation is 100% accurate.

 Key Attributes:

  • Excellent organisational skills and reliability
  • Ability to work flexible and long hours 24/7 during the peak season
  • Effective communicator under pressure
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Physically fit, can lift 18kg cartons
  • Previous coolstore experience is preferable
  • Must have own reliable transport
  • Good initiative and decision making
  • Full drivers licence & Current forklift operators certification

If this opportunity is of interest to you please apply today with a covering letter and a copy of your current CV by emailing .

A copy of the Position Description is available upon request.

A competitive remuneration package is offered commensurate with skills, experience and capabilities.

Please note, to apply for this position you must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Orchard Hand


Tractor / Machine Operator 

We have permanent, full time positions available for orchard hands who are physically fit, enthusiastic, driven and passionate about growing organic apples, and are keen to be part of a motivated team.

Ideally the successful applicants will have:

  • Experience in Thinning, Pruning, Tree Planting and Harvesting OR experience in orchard equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Grow safe certification would be an advantage.
  • Have good general knowledge of tractors, sprayers and all other orchard machinery.

We can offer ongoing development and training, a great company culture and the feel good factor of knowing you’re working for a company that genuinely cares for the environment, its community and its people.

We also welcome applications from candidates who want to take their first step into the Horticulture sector. We can offer ongoing training, which can lead into formal qualifications and a long and rewarding career in this exciting industry.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Located at our Hastings Site, we are always on the lookout for experienced agricultural tractor and machinery operators to join our contracting team. Work will be varied and interesting with opportunities to operate a wide range of modern tractors, implements and machinery. 

Remuneration will be based on experience and will improve with performance. The successful applicant will be required to work extended hours during busy periods and it would be an advantage if you have an understanding of general maintenance and servicing of machinery.

If you are interested in the role, or would just like to talk to someone about what we have to offer please contact Tim Plowman on 021 336 853 or email