CONNECT AND GET SOCIAL

Network to open doors to your career

Get social, network and connect with others

It can be helpful to talk to people, visit workplaces, ask questions, search the internet and connect with people in the area you want to work. Be the employee with the right attitude, skills and willingness to learn to get the career you want.

MAKE YOUR FIRST JOB COUNT

Build your reputation from day one and you’ll go far in the dairy sector. Ask around or approach a farm, check out Farm Source jobs, Trade Me jobs, Seek or Indeed.

GET A MENTOR

A mentor is someone already working or familiar with the career you choose; someone you respect and can use as a sounding board for your ideas.

 

Connect, get social and network with others in the dairy industry

“Go out for a day with people in the SECTOR that interests you to get the best insight into whether the job is for you or not.”

Samantha Robinson, national fodder beet technical specialist, Agricom

 

Are you with these social networks?

DairyNZ Bright Kiwis

DairyNZ Bright Kiwis is all celebrating dairy sector careers and education. Follow Bright Kiwis for dairy sector opportunities.

 

TeenAg

TeenAg makes agriculture fun and accessible to students from all walks of life, they do not need to be from a farm, they just need to have a love of the land and keen to get their hands dirty.

 

New Zealand Young Farmers

NZYF is a non-profit social organisation which is tonnes of fun with down to earth people. It’s a progressive and dynamic network for rural youth which develops the leadership and personal skills of its members through participation, achievement and having FUN.

   

DairyNZ

From employee and education information including DairyNZ scholarships to research and dairy sector news.

   

Rosie's World

Rosie is DairyNZ’s ‘Cowbassador’. She is the face of New Zealand’s 5 million dairy cows for our youngest dairy sector enthusiasts.

   

GrowingNZ

GrowingNZ is a sector, education and government alliance that provides information, activities and resources to support career opportunities in New Zealand’s primary industries.

  

CareersNZ

CareersNZ can help at all stages of your career journey – from education to employment and exploring career options.

   

DAIRYNZ SCHOOLS

DairyNZ Schools is a website for teachers, providing free, engaging, curriculum-based learning resources to help children learn about the dairy sector.

DAIRYNZ

DairyNZ invests dairy farmers’ money into research, events, services, education and policy to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming.

DAIRY EVENTS CALENDAR

Explore dairy events from a range of organisations. From discussion groups and field days to progression groups, conferences, workshops and awards dinners. Get involved!

DISCOVER YOUR FIT

What do you enjoy? Where can you make a difference? Match your skills and interests to a dairy sector career.

DAIRY SECTOR HATS

Read about the career paths others in the sector have chosen – you’ll be surprised where it might take you!

TAKE ACTION

How to make your career happen? Find out where to learn and study, and who to contact to make it happen.

EXPLORE CAREERS

Dairy farming? Agri-business? Agri-science? There is a career for everyone in the dairy sector.