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Agriculture Jobs & Working with Animals

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Farm Work and Fruit Picking Jobs Abroad

Visit the Jobs Abroad Bulletin for current fruit picking jobs abroad. Try also our Australia and New Zealand Jobs pages

Articles on Agriculture and Animal Jobs Abroad

Fruit Picking
Emptying a field or orchard of its crop is a physically demanding task that has provided the backpacker with wages for ages.

Helpful Working Hostels in Australia and New Zealand
In fruit picking regions hostels are the best allies for fixing up work. Along with providing accommodation suitable for staying a season, many hostel owners can help with the job hunt and take you to and from the fields each day.

Harvest Guide to Australia
Australia offers fruit picking jobs throughout the year. Find out where and when here.

Get hold of a working holidaymaker visa and find out that it is possible to Follow the Harvest around Australia all year

The Merlin Trust
The Merlin Trust award grants to enable young British horticulturists to visit gardens in Britain or abroad, or travel to see wild plants in their native habitats.


Your Experiences of Working on Farms and Fruit Picking Jobs Abroad

A Willing Worker
Nina Doyle
willingly worked on organic farms in New Zealand and discovered a new way to work your way around the world

Working on a Farm in Kent
With minimal opportunity to save in her native eastern Europe, student Marian Bridik worked on a farm in Kent to keep up with the expenses for school and fun activities.

Good Times on Yelland Farm
Katie, an Australian, had been living in London for 3 months when she realized summer was on its way and she hadn't a penny for traveling. Two days after contacting Fruitful Ltd, she was on her way to Yelland Farm.

* We've collected and listed the first hand experiences of lots more working travellers in our Blogger's Guides to Agriculture Jobs & Working with Animals.


More Farm Work and Fruit Picking Posts in The Working Traveller

More articles on working in agriculture or with animals can be found in our blog, including...

6 Wine Regions to Work, Travel and Sample in Australia - Both working travellers and tourists will benefit in heading to Australia to enrich either their palette or their pocket in the antipodean nation’s best wine regions.
Resources for Finding Fruit Picking Jobs in Australia - Physically demanding work in hot weather isn’t everyone’s cup of tea which is why Australians tend to leave that sort of thing to others, dangling the self-picked carrot of a second Working Holidaymaker Visa in front of those helping to bring in the crops.
A Downloadable Map + Google = Fruit Picking Jobs in Riverina, Australia - A little bit of lateral thinking might help you land a fruit picking job.
6 Months Working on a Farm in Sweden - Half a year in rural Sweden is one of many programmes arranged each year by AgriVenture, an organisation that offers those aged 18 to 30 the chance to travel and work on a farm, in agriculture, horticulture or home management.
G’day Farmstay: Farm Work Exchanges in Australia and New Zealand - Working in Australia or New Zealand on a Tourist Visa usually involves keeping one step ahead of the increasingly active men and women from the immigration department. One way to avoid all that trouble and of keeping a big black stain off of your passport (if caught) is to work for your keep.


Current Vacancies in JAB

We add the latest farm work, fruit picking & animal jobs to our Jobs Abroad Bulletin.


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