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Gap Year Temporary Farm Jobs

Monday 2nd August 2010

Pick strawberries on the Australian Sunshine Coast

Koogie Downs Strawberry Farm, is one of the oldest strawberry growing families on the Sunshine Coast in Australia - with 40 acres of Strawberry fields. Every year they have vacancies for farm hands, strawberry pickers and packers virtually year round.

They need farm hands from January until March, planting assistance from March until April and have harvesting jobs available from June until November. They pay weekly wages and encourage applications from gap year and temporary job hunters from the UK, as long as you have already organised a Working Holiday Visa. Backpackers can either stay on site in their hostel-style barracks or come in daily via numerous buses from local backpacking hostels.

If you are planning a gap year or career break in Australia in 2010 and feel able to try your hand at fruitpicking, farm work or packing, visit their website and fill out the online application form.

More information can be found at: www.koogiedowns.com

Gapwork Gap Year Jobs Tips: Harvesting and Agriculture Work

There is a huge variety of harvest work and seasonal work available for students and gap year travellers looking for jobs around the world, and it is a great way to earn cash, put in a bit of hard physical work and meet some great people. From fruit picking to sheep shearing and cattle herding, there is plenty you can do if you are prepared to get stuck in and work hard.

As a general guide you will need...

  • To be relatively fit!
  • Comfortable shoes which are safe for standing in fields all day
  • A hat
  • A water bottle
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • You should also bring some cash to tide you over in case the weather puts back the harvest.

For more information visit our Temporary Jobs pages.