Farm Internship Programme


  • It’s a FREE training and work programme for people dead keen on farming!
  • 4 days a week are working and living on farm and one day a week is in class.
  • Year one you may qualify for a student loan via study link, if eligible.
  • In year two you get paid!
  • You get FREE stuff – gumboots and work boots; wet weather gear and
  • Number Ones for functions and events
  • You go on trips to the National Field Days at Mystery Creek and do other cool things like learning how to
    crutch and shear a sheep, ride quads, get your first aid certificate, use a chainsaw, fence a paddock and learn
    heaps of other on farm skills.
  • You will have to agree to follow the rules and be health and safety conscious.
  • You’ll also have to complete some theory work but there are
  • At the end of year one you will have the NZ Certificate in Agriculture Level 3.
  • In year two you will have a paying job and the NZ Certificate in Agriculture Level 4. (Providing you do the
    work of course!)

Find out more

Download our prospectus here or contact Chris at [email protected] or call us (09) 438 3109



NOW! The programme starts now and finishes in 40 weeks. Usually this will be February to December, but if you start at a different time, you will finish around 40 weeks later.

You can go home at weekends, still play sport although there may be some extra busy times on farm when you may have to help out a bit longer.

There will be two one week breaks during the year – usually when things are not so busy on farm!

Apply now




  • No FEES! But the farmer can’t host you on farm for nothing! In some cases board may be payable. If you are eligible, you may get student allowance through study link to assist with this in the first year.
  • In year two, as you will be in paid work, you will agree the board payment direct with the farmer.


No catches! If you want a career in farming, fencing or even shearing where you can travel the world and earn big bucks – this is the programme for you, right here in Northland!