Fieldays Careers Hub

Career advice, information and job opportunities.

Located at site E30 
Sitting under Fieldays’ strategic pillar of education, the Hub is a place for students, job seekers and visitors to learn about food and fibre career pathways and to consider joining a thriving sector. 

Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub

See inside the 2023 Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub

Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub

The Fieldays Careers Hub showcases a wide scope of jobs in the food and fibre sector.

Fieldays partnered with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in 2022 and 2023 to host the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub, to showcase the depth and breadth of New Zealand’s thriving food and fibre sector.

Read our announcement of the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub from 2022.  

And Opportunities continue to grow at Fieldays 2023

Check back soon for information about 2024.

New Zealand's Food and Fibre sector

The Food and Fibre sector is essential to New Zealand's economy. This interactive Hub is a hive of activity, with education providers and sector groups teaming up to showcase the sector that has led New Zealand’s recovery from the global pandemic.

Full details of the exhibitors can be found on the Fieldays App. 

Engagement sessions

Keep an eye out closer to Fieldays 2024 for an updated session timetable.

Each day in the Fieldays Careers Hub there is an engaging and entertaining series of panel discussions, presentations and Q&A sessions for visitors to find out all they need to know about Primary Industry careers.

Hear from sector experts, workers and participants and be inspired by their incredible stories.

Wednesday 14 June 2023
Sessions focused on school leavers and students

TimeSession
10:30 am – 11:15 amFrom Flock to Fork: Unveiling Pathways to Success in the Sheep and Beef Sector
11:30 am – 12 pmThe Future of Accounting in AgriBusiness
12:30 pm – 1 pmHow you could stand behind Farmers as a Rural Professional
1:15 pm – 2 pmBattle of the New Zealand Young Farmer Grand Finalists – Connecting communities and growing future leaders. Meet the 2023 grand finalists

 

Thursday 15 June 2023
Sessions focused on school leavers and students

TimeSession
9:30 am – 10 amCreating Better Futures: Exploring Sustainable Career Paths by Massey University
10.30am - 11am Careers in Food Safety –helping ensure consumers can trust the food they eat is safe and suitable
11:30 am – 12:15 pmPanel discussion: Wāhine toa o te Whenua – Next generation and the future of food
12:30 pm – 1 pmHow you could stand behind Farmers as a Rural Professional
1:30 pm – 2 pmMore than Horticulture – career opportunities at Zealandia Horticulture

 

 

Friday 16 June 2023
Sessions focused on school leavers and students

TimeSession
10:00 am – 10:45 amPanel discussion: How do different opportunities shape the people in the food and fibre sector
11:00 am – 11:45 amPanel discussion: How technology is shaping opportunities in farming
11:45 am – 12:30 pmPanel discussion: Go Dairy from school – highlighting exciting career opportunities in the dairy sector
12:30 pm – 1 pmCareers and the new future of wood fibre for New Zealand
1:30 pm – 2 pmThe evolution of accounting in the agribusiness industry

 

Saturday 17 June 2023
Sessions focused on career transition/career changers

TimeSession
9:30 am – 10 amRedefining Futures: Exploring Sustainable Career Paths by Massey University
12:30 pm – 1 pmCareers and the new future of wood fibre for New Zealand

Official school trip to Fieldays!

Fieldays offered all schools a promo code for groups of 10 or more students! 

This promo code discounts the price of a Child’s Ticket to $10 each.

A highlight for students is always a visit to the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub. There’s lots of information about finding a career in the food and fibre sector and it’s been specifically developed to showcase the rural sector to young minds.

We also show the students what a career in the food and fibre sector is like!

Registrations for the promo code will be open again in 2024. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement.

Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers trail

Activate the Opportunity Grows Here Careers trail layer on the map on the Fieldays app to see all the participating exhibitors around Fieldays.

Exhibitors will provide you with information, advice and suggestions that could help you land that perfect career in the Food and Fibre sector.

Start at the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub at site E30, or look out for Careers Trail Opportunity Grows Here posters at sites around Fieldays!

Connecting people with exciting careers

“New Zealand’s food and fibre sector is leading the nation’s recovery from COVID-19 by keeping vital food and fibre flowing domestically and overseas.  For the first time, annual export revenue reached more than $52.2 billion in the year to 30 June 2022.”

This growth highlights the urgent need for skilled and passionate food and fibre workers in the sector. Opportunity Grows Here, a campaign managed by MPI, is addressing this need through connecting people with exciting careers in food and fibre, activity which will be further facilitated within the Careers Hub.

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With such a key sector contributing to the New Zealand economy and the wellbeing of our rural communities, it’s important we have the necessary workforce to meet the demand.

Fieldays Careers Hub FAQs

Activate the Careers Trail layer on the map on the Fieldays App to find exhibitors on the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Trail with career opportunities to discuss with you.

The Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub has a wide range of industry jobs across the food and fibre sector. Visit site E30.

You can pick up a free Fieldays Smart Band at the gate at Fieldays. 

The benefit of the Smart Band is that you don’t have to repeatedly fill in your contact details to enter competitions, simply tap to engage with your favourite participating exhibitors to enter competitions, claim giveaways, and request information relevant to you.

Find out more about Fieldays Smart Band here.

Vacancies on the Jobs Board

There are a huge variety of opportunities on offer for job and career-seekers in the Food and Fibre sector. At Fieldays you can find these amazing vacancies from participating exhibitors, all in one place on the Jobs Board screen on the front of the Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub at site E30. 

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student tickets sold in 2023

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career engagement sessions took place in 2023

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school groups attended in 2023

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