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* 1. A bit about us and working on our farm ....

Our Orchard is a medium sized, family  cherry orchard.

Operated by Ingrid Roth with help from Guy and our 3 young boys on the weekends.  We employ a small picking team, drawing in extra pickers on key days. We pack some cherries on farm which we sell direct through regional deliveries and send other cherries away to a packhouse.  We also open parts of the farm for pick-your-own visitors.

Cherry picking

Picking is done in the cool of early morning - starting soon after first light (6am).  We have kept our trees relatively short to avoid the need for ladders.  If you are short you may find it useful to use a milk-crate or short step-ladder.
We pick until it gets too hot for cherry quality (typically late morning)

Cherry packing

We pack & sell some cherries on farm - employing a small crew working in a beautiful little old church!  Attention to detail and commitment to quality is essential.

Maintenance

If we aren’t picking we sometimes have other work with whipper snipping, cleaning, irrigation, etc.

Getting here

You will need to your own transport or car pool with other pickers. We are 5 km from town. 

Pay

Picking is paid per lug with the rate set based on the crop load / time taken for an experienced picker to fill a lug.  There’s a bit of a knack to cherry picking.  If you’ve not picked before you may find it takes a few days to get the technique.  Once you’re an ‘old hand’ you can do well.  Hourly work is at the horticultural award rate.   Superannuation is paid into your nominated account at award rates.

Please tick if you are:

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* 2. Are you permitted to work in Australia?  (Australian Citizen, resident or work visa)

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* 3. Please provide your details

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* 4. Date of Birth

Date / Time

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* 5. Are you available to work from late November to mid December?

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* 6. Please tick if you have had previous experience in

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* 7. Please tick any qualifications you have in:

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* 8. English language level

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* 9. Do you have any of the following medical conditions?

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* 10. Why would you like to work with us this season?

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* 11. Why you think you would be a great member of the team on our family orchard?!

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* 12. Please rank the following roles which you most prefer and believe you are best suited to - with 1 as your first preference

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* 13. Please list names of any companions you are travelling with (they will also need complete their own application)

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* 14. I understand that this application does not guarantee work and I am not employed until I have been offered a position and completed, signed and returned a Casual Employment Agreement

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* 15. Thank-you for your application, we'll come back to you. 
We will know more about the coming cherry season once we see fruit set - around mid October.     
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