The Permanent Crew

Clyde Orchards employs over 25 permanent staff with some staff working here for over 20 years. The season is busiest from November to March and plenty of work needed to be done in the off-season.

The Ni-Van Crew

For the past 14 years Clyde Orchards have taken part in the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE). This program offers working visas to people from Vanuatu to come into New Zealand as seasonal workers – most of our crew return every season.

The RSE is  grower-initiated scheme to fill the shortfall of available labour in
the horticulture and viticulture sectors and as a way to support economic development in the Pacific region.  The positive economic and social outcomes from the RSE makes it attractive for governments, industries and Pacific workers alike, and is the reason why the scheme has continued to grow.

Covid has kept the NZ borders closed for the 2020-2021 season and our ni-Vanuatu workers are being very missed!

Seasonal Staff

Every season Clyde Orchards hires a large crew of seasonal staff. Locals, students and foreign travelers all make up the workforce needed to pick, pack and manage getting our fruit from the tree to market.

We take pride in the fact that we attract the best workers around. Clyde Orchards is known as one of the best orchards to work at in the region and while we work hard we have fun while we do it! Staff BBQ’s, cooling off in the orchard irrigation dams or listening to the music that is often blasting from the pack house are all regular occurrences on our orchards.

Many of our staff return every year to spend another summer at Clyde Orchards. If you would like to register your interest in working with us, apply through the work at Clyde Orchards page.