For high schools

Working with schools and students to promote primary industry careers

For school students

There's lots of great reasons to join the primary industry like job security, the endless career options and a flexible lifestyle. The primary sector boasts strong earning potential and if you work hard, you can get paid a lot and move up the ranks quickly.

Stay at school

If you're keen on a primary industry career, we recommend that you stick with Science, English and Maths.


Choose the industry you love

If you think a career in the primary industry sounds like you, you'll want to know about what area of the industry suits you and what job roles are available. Find out about the sectors that make up the primary industry.


Approach your careers adviser

Book in a chat with your careers adviser because there's a range of programmes including the Gateway programme, the Primary ITO Trades Academy and the Get Ahead programme that you could get involved with while you're at school. Make the most of the opportunities available so you can get a head start in your dream career. 


Get qualified!

Once you've secured your first job in your industry, build on your skills and knowledge with one of our qualifications.


Make a difference

If you choose a primary industry career, you'll be joining New Zealand's powerhouse and making a real difference to our country.


A career in Amenity Horticulture

Atine gets introduced to this exciting horticultural career.

A career in Viticulture

Jordan Gibbs looks at a viticulture career in the heart of Marlborough.

A career in Aboriculture

Long time 'tree surgeon' Richard Conning takes Astro through the paces. 

A career in meat processing

Stefan samples a day at Silver Fern Farms in Te Aroha.

A career in Golf Course Management

Margo finds out what it's like to be a greenskeeper. 

A career in Sports Turf Management (Season 2)

Jared from NZ Cricket introduces Brodie to the industry.

A career in Dairy Farming

Leon finds out what he'll be doing at his apprenticeship.

A career in Sheep & Beef Farming

Jamie O'Neill checks out sheep and beef farming at the award winning Jeff Farm in Gore.

A career in Wool Harvesting

Rachael learns about wool harvesting at McIntosh shearing.