Intro to the Primary Industries

Are greener pastures calling?

Need a new job

There are hundreds of vacancies in the primary industries and  we’d love to help you into one of them.

FREE Introduction to the Primary Industries 

20-hour (4-day) online taster course

Once you have completed this FREE introduction course, you’re invited to take the next step towards a rural career and join us on the Rural Retrain 13-day Programme.

If greener pastures are calling, we’re looking for attitude not previous farming experience. 

Have you got what it takes!

Introduction to the Primary Industries – let’s dig deeper!

It’s online – it’s free and it could be the start of a rewarding career in the primary industries. 

Your career change could be onto a farm, into a service role in a rural focused company or maybe its a role in a primary industry manufacturing company. The possibilities are only limited by your desire to make a change for better.

Over 4 days, you’ll be guided through 20 hours where you’ll:

  • Get introduced to the career opportunities in the sector
  • Discover your transferable skills and get clarity about what you want from a new career
  • Get an introduction to the basics of farming and rural life, the animals, the machinery and the lifestyle
  • Support to prepare for applying and interviewing for a new career

Who can join us on the journey?

  • Whether you’re young or not so young, male or female, of any race or religion, from tourism or a townie, an academic superstar or not – if you’ve got a ‘give it a go’ attitude and a positive, hard-working  ethos – we want to hear from you.
  • Anyone who has a genuine interest in learning more about changing to a career in the primary industries. It can be messy, it can be tiring but no two days are ever the same. It requires passion and commitment and in return it’s fun, flexible, uber-rewarding and full of opportunity.
If greener pastures are calling, we’re looking for attitude not farming experience. 
Have you got what it takes!

Making the change for better is easy!

Step 1.

Register and complete a FREE 20-hour online course which will help you make an informed decision on whether a change to the primary industries is for you.

If the country life is calling and you want to make a career change, then head to step 2!

Step 2.

Selected trainees will be invited to enroll in the Rural Retraining 13-day Programme hands on, farm experience at our training facility at Winchmore (Canterbury) will give you the skills to be “farm ready.” Programme includes accommodation and meals.

Step 3.

After completing this rural skills course, we team you up with our recruitment partners – Agstaff and New Zealand Dairy Careers to help find the right job for you*

Step 4.

Enjoy a rewarding career in the primary industries, fully supported by us for the first six months.

Primary Industries programme

We are living in a time of unique opportunity.  Opportunity to redefine what we do, give greater meaning to our lives and discover more fulfilling careers.

Agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand’s economy and this industry always shines in an economic crisis.

COVID-19 has hit some New Zealand sectors hard and resulted in thousands of job losses. The primary industry has the opposite problem; there are hundreds of people needed to fill a diverse range of roles.

On farms, in food production facilities, factories and horticultural businesses – farmers and manufacturing operations need people NOW!

Meet our partners

The experienced team here at Agri Training are delivering the training, but we’ve pulled in our partners – AgStaff and New Zealand Dairy Careers. Together we have a combined history of over 30 years in the rural sector; in training and recruitment across the primary industries. You couldn’t be in better hands!

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*Disclaimer: while we cannot guarantee you employment, we have an extensive database of businesses ready to employ people NOW.