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Grow your future in the food and fibre sectors

Grow your future in the food and fibre sectors

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  • Man holding a tablet stands in milking shed
  • Woman in a greenhouse stands in front of rows of potted plants
  • Woman holding a test tube crouches by trees
Work for a better world
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Develop technology, grow food, design new products and sell them to the world in the food and fibre sectors.


Consider the food and fibre sectors if you're interested in:

  • wool products
    Developing food, drink or fibre products
  • a scientist bottles water from a stream
    Solving problems with science
  • a woman standing in a field operates a drone
    Designing robotics and technology
  • a basil plant sits cupped in hands
    Growing plants and trees
  • black and white dairy cow
    Caring for animals
  • a water treatment operator checks valves at a treatment plant
    Working with tools and machines
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The food and fibre sectors need your skills

Build farm machines, test soil, design shoes out of wool – a wide range of skills are needed in the food and fibre sectors.


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Top skills for the food and fibre sectors

  • Creativity and design
  • Business and finance
  • Science and technical ability
  • Caring and communication
  • Problem solving
  • Sales and marketing

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Check out the wide range of jobs in the food and fibre sectors

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Make a difference to our environment

Feed the world, solve environmental problems and improve the lives of animals with a career in the food and fibre sectors.


Making a better world
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Save the planet with a high-tech career

Your science and technology skills can make a difference in the world.

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Find a career that helps the environment

Get a clear vision of careers in dairy

You have room to grow your career in the dairy industry. From managing herds to protecting waterways – there's a job for you.


From degree to the farm
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Progress your career in dairy

A job in dairy can put you on different career paths.

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The food and fibre sectors are for everyone

It doesn't matter if you live in the city or country or who you are – careers in the food and fibre sectors are for everyone.

  • 40 million
    people eat and drink New Zealand food
  • 1 in 7
    New Zealanders work in the food and fibre sectors
  • 34%
    of the food and fibre workforce are women
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In the city

Finding ways to reduce chemical pesticide use on food pests is part of Lisa Jamieson's work as an entomologist.

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In the country

Kent Weir takes to the skies to do his job as an agriculture pilot.

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Making money out of honey
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Tangaroa Walker - farmer for life
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Get in touch to plan your career

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