Working With Us

We hire a variety of people from around the world! If you’re interested in an opportunity in the many sectors of work in New Zealand, we’d like to hear from you.

Recognised Seasonal Employees

R & J Employment contracting have RSE status and bring groups of temporary workers from overseas to work for up to seven months of the year under this scheme.

RSE employers can recruit from the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. It is only open to people who have a job offer by a Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE), and who are living offshore.

The scheme has seen the flow of much needed cash and skills back to workers’ homelands, while New Zealand employers appreciate the benefit of having reliable workers, some of whom are returning for their third season.

Many orchards feature the sound of their Pacific Island employees singing and laughing as they work.



Hawke’s Bay offers loads of job opportunities throughout the region. The fruit picking season in Hawke’s Bay is prolonged because of the vast array of produce needed to be harvested.

Our managers can keep you busy and make sure that when a job comes to an end, that you are quickly found a new job opportunity. R & J Employment has clients spanning both viticulture, horticulture and inside production work, so they can find work to suit all needs.

Seasonal work can be a great opportunity to learn new skills, explore new places and earn money while travelling. Hawke’s Bay is central and offers a convenient place to base yourself while exploring the best of the North Island during the fruit picking season.

Student Work Experience

Whether you need full or part time employment, R&J will work their level best to support your career in viticulture and horticulture.

R&J Employment Services have long standing relationships with some of Hawke’s Bay’s top vineyards. If you need experience or help being placed into a vineyard or orchard for work experience, our managers will help you learn the skills you need.


New Zealanders

The team at R&J are committed to providing New Zealanders with flourishing career opportunities. The team have committed their careers to training and developing reliable employees in sectors such as manufacturing, production, road works, admistration, machine operators and more. We take pride in seeing New Zealanders find permanent positions, buy homes and succeed.

New Zealand citizens and residents automatically have working rights in the country. If you live here and are looking for a job, please reach out or apply for an open position here on our website! We have jobs all around the Hawke’s Bay area with a variety of shifts available.