Malaysia RSE

Applications for the 2019 season are now closed. Please come back in August to apply for our 2020 season.


Background: Apata Group Ltd has been part of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme, since it was first established in 2007 and before that the AIP scheme where we first recruited staff from Malaysia and Thailand.

The RSE scheme helps Apata Group Ltd meet the labour shortage in the Bay of Plenty during our kiwifruit seasonal peak times. The scheme allows us to employ overseas workers to pack our crop when we do not have enough New Zealanders to fill our nightshift vacancies.

RSE workers come back every year between the months of March to November for our main Kiwifruit packing season for periods up to 3 - 7 months at a time.

Apata has recruited RSE staff from Malaysia and Thailand for 10 years now. We have also recruited from Vanuatu for 9 years and Fiji for the first time in 2016.

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