Placement in New Zealand

Land Your Dream New Zealand Dairy Placement

Recognised globally as one of the most naturally beautiful places on Earth, New Zealand is a prime destination for your placement.  Max People is an approved agency with Teagasc and provides the largest Agricultural college placements in New Zealand.

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Venturing Abroad Made Simple

Guided by our seasoned Recruitment Manager Trina, Max People has established international affiliations with agricultural colleges and farming organisations across multiple continents for over 12 years. This year alone, we've already placed 130 candidates in New Zealand's thriving dairy industry. We offer stress-free placements that extend beyond academic learning to include rich overseas experiences, thanks to our accredited farms and employers who adhere to top-quality employment and health standards. Our participants earn industry-standard wages, enjoy quality accommodation, and receive full pastoral care—from airport pick-up to community integration—ensuring a well-rounded experience that equips them with invaluable skills they can apply back home or internationally.

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Complete Package

Ready to experience New Zealand? Just book your flight, and we'll handle the rest—right from securing your job before you even touch down.

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Unmatched Experience

Our seasoned farmers don't just provide work opportunities; they offer a full-on Kiwi experience. We're talking about life-changing adventures, deep industry knowledge, and an immersion into the heart of New Zealand.

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Commitment to Care

Commitment to Care: Max People prides itself on the high level of pastoral care we provide. Our commitment extends beyond the farm and placement and includes assistance with any personal challenges, advice and advocacy.  

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Our Dedicated Team & Values

Our team understands international transitions, especially with four members hailing from Ireland. Infused with values like Passion, Empathy, and Optimism, we're committed to making your working holiday in New Zealand not just good but great.

What is covered in the
all-inclusive Package 

Our team will help you get set up with everything you need to begin this new exciting adventure, from assisting with working holiday visa applications, transfers, accommodation, local experiences, and so much more, we’ve got you covered. Simply, we’re here to ensure your transition to working in New Zealand is seamless and you will be among New Zealand's best scenery.

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  • Working Holiday Visa 
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Welcome Pack
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • 1st night accommodation in a hotel in Christchurch 
  • Orientation - Induction to New Zealand, Health and safety
  • Set up of bank account
  • Set up of IRD Number
  • Sim Cards and phone set-up
  • Lunch on Induction Day
  • Transfers to your farm
  • Connections with Irish groups, communities and sports teams
  • Vetted Farmers who are committed to ongoing training and upskilling of students
  • Farm visit while on placement
  • Completing reporting for workbooks and placement requirements
  • Final Reports Coordinated with Farmers for Placement Completion Confirmation
  • 24 hr. Pastoral care and support
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All-Inclusive Package Cost

4-6 month placement


(Approx €750)

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6-12 month placement


(Approx €900)

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The above fees include the Licensed Immigration Advisers fee as well as the $420.00 Immigration New Zealand application fee*

Common Questions About New Zealand Dairy Jobs

Do I Need a Vehicle

Yes, having a vehicle is essential in New Zealand due to its remote nature. A car is necessary for transportation and convenience.

What Are the Typical Working Hours?

In the dairy industry, work hours and rosters can vary. Average hours are approx 45 per week, however, over calving can be 45-55 and during the summer months, this can be 35-40. Rosters also vary based on farm requirements. Your employment offer will clarify the expected working hours, and roster.

Is Accommodation Included?

Absolutely, accommodation is provided on all farms, this is either shared accommodation with your own room or your own accommodation, all of which meet New Zealand's accommodation standards.

What Will My Wage Be?

Farmers provide industry-standard wages, but actual remuneration varies among employers due to factors such as skills, experience, location, responsibilities, and tasks. We negotiate on your behalf to secure a competitive offer.

What are the locations of farms?

Farms are located in the South Island of New Zealand with the main areas being North, Mid and South Canterbury and Southland and Otago.

Do I need travel insurance?

All students are required to have personal travel and medical insurance. While New Zealand has reciprocal agreements for free hospital care with Australian and British passport holders, this coverage doesn't extend to dentists, doctor visits, surcharges, or unforeseen circumstances.

Is car Insurance compulsory?

Car insurance isn't mandatory in New Zealand, but it is highly recommended. Fortunately, car insurance in New Zealand is reasonably priced compared to European standards. Getting insurance coverage is advisable.

Can I Be Placed Near My Friends?

While we understand the desire to be close to friends, New Zealand's vastness makes it challenging to guarantee proximity. Placements depend on farm vacancies, required skills, and farmer preferences. However, we do our best to accommodate such requests.

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Ready to Join Our Team? Apply Now!

If you're prepared to kickstart an exciting journey with Max People, we're here to welcome you into our dynamic team at Max People.

Minimum requirements

  • 18 years old
  • Eligible for a Working Holiday Visa
  • Full car licence
  • Clean criminal record
  • Commitment to a minimum of 16-week placement

Click the link below to apply directly and one of the team will be in contact.

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Real Success Stories

Trina was amazing! She was so nice and helpful. She didn't give up on finding us a farm even when the first 2 didn't work out. She has found us a really great farm to work for that we both really enjoy. Thank you so much, Trina for everything!

Austin and Hannah

Trina was great in helping to organise everything and gave me so much reassurance and support when undertaking such a big move.


Very clear and good communication. Quickly set me up with work for very nice employers. She negotiated the wage and living arrangements at the farm for me. She listened to my wishes regarding the type of employment that I was looking for. Would absolutely recommend it!


Helped me every step of the way; they were definitely friendly and caring people!


Highly recommend, very helpful - Help us settle in and get the hang of things.

Enda Hughes

Working along with MaxPeople made the process of coming over much easier, as everything was well-regimented and organised for me coming over. I would highly encourage for every student to participate in a placement abroad and engage in the opportunity to see the world.

Meabh Mulholland

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