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Company: Constellation Brands NZ

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 15 May 2023

Closes: 15 June 2023

About Us

Constellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to North America, with our power brand Kim Crawford driving category growth across the Pacific. Here at home and in Australia, our innovation continues to hit store shelves with Selaks, and Young & Co. Our people and brands are what set us apart from the competition, creating careers worth reaching for.

About the Role

Are you a wine enthusiast with a passion for the industry? Unsure what’s next for your career? Then why not give our Cadetship Programme a go! This a unique opportunity to try out a career in viticulture and winemaking, find out if it’s for you and earn while you learn some valuable skills. Over the  12-month programme you’ll experience 6 months in the vineyards (we’re talking hands on, roll-your-sleeves-up work out in mother nature, often working with machinery) and 6 months in the winery (in the cellar where the actual wine itself is crushed and produced into the finished product. This program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the wine industry, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in this dynamic industry.

We offer a real-world environment with mentoring from experienced team-mates who are the best in the business. We know this programme works because we have many awesome and successful team members today who started out as Cadets. So what are you waiting for?! Apply today.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learning how to operate vineyard and winery machinery safely
  • Vineyard duties from mowing and leaf plucking to spraying the vines
  • Cellar duties from barrel work to wine transfers
  • Harvest operations including crushing and pressing
  • Contribute to a safety culture by following all safety procedures, ensuring proper PPE, incident reporting

About You:

  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • Willingness to learn and try something new
  • Mechanical and numerical abilities
  • Minimum of current Restricted driver’s license (we’ll teach you how to drive the tractor!) 

Benefits and Culture

We offer safety gear, a great team environment, experienced leadership and full on-the-job training (NZQA recognised) where you’ll learn all about viticulture from growing grapes in the vineyard through to making wine in the cellar during vintage.

Constellation Brands is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage participation of all applicants regardless of their background.

Only candidates who are permanent New Zealand residents or New Zealand citizens will be considered for this particular role. Please proceed to application if you hold a current work visa or citizenship/passport.

​​​​​​​If you’re interested, apply now via the relevant link for more information about us, visit at

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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