Auckland is an international city, home to our Newmarket office. Our Newmarket office is situated a few minutes away from the CBD in the center of Auckland’s premier fashion, shopping and entertainment precinct. Auckland city is rich in culture, diversity and things to do. This is a rare opportunity to get the best of both city life and the spectacular natural beauty of its harbours, islands, beaches, forests and volcanoes. Working in Auckland truly offers up the best of everything – safety, job opportunities, a plethora of recreational activities and a family friendly environment.
This is where it all started. In 1934, James Wattie established the first Wattie’s operation in Hastings. Here, we have two world class manufacturing facilities located in an area known around the world as one of the finest areas for producing fruit and vegetables. it all started on King Street in our factory known as Tamoana. Today we produce a range of canned fruit and vegetables, frozen vegetables, baked beans, spaghetti, soups, sauces and organic vegetables for distribution throughout New Zealand and the world. Our Tomoana factory has several different production facilities producing pet foods, jams, food dressings, soups, sauces and burgers. From this location, over 1200 product lines are also distributed via our Distribution Centre to our customers. The Hawke’s Bay area is known as the North Island’s fruit-bowl and is an agricultural hub. It is surrounded by a large bay. Hawke’s Bay offers plenty of scenic attractions, iconic buildings and wineries, concerts, conferences, sporting events and farmers’ markets throughout the year.
Wellington is the world’s southernmost capital city and is the third most populated city in New Zealand. Home to some of the world’s most creative businesses, Wellington is a global connectivity hub. This is a cosmopolitan city fueled with energy and a vibrantly creative culture made up of great food, wine, beer, coffee and events. Experience the influence of Maori tradition, see the native wildlife, as well as visit the workshops for some of the world’s biggest films (ie. Lord of the Rings).
Our Christchurch factory is the only Wattie’s site on the South Island of New Zealand. Here, we’re dedicated to producing frozen, dehydrated and freeze-dried vegetable products, with 150 permanent employees and another 160 seasonal workers who join us between November and August. Christchurch is a bustling urban area, and the second largest city in New Zealand. There’s the great outdoors, an accessible housing market and unrivalled recreational activities available in this beautiful basecamp. If you’d like to challenge the status quo - Christchurch may just be the city for you. It’s prime in its growth and opportunity – and home to an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Dunedin is a prime area if you’re looking to rediscover a sense of time and the lifestyle that comes with it. Dunedin has so much to offer in the form of recreational activities, bars, restaurants, new businesses, alley ways, hidden gems and of course - the beautiful great outdoors. There’s a strong sense of cultural heritage, bolstered by an abundance of active social networks and local community activities. It’s easy to get around the city and housing is super accessible – we needn’t go on!
Why work in NZ
Work life Balance
Living in New Zealand and working for Wattie’s, is an opportunity to combine working for one of the nation’s most loved brands whilst experiencing a generally relaxed pace of life in your downtime. Accommodation is more affordable than other metropolitan cities and with the wilderness just outside your doorstep, there is so much culture and nature to explore.
New Zealand is possibly one of the most family friendly places in the world. There’s rich culture and kiwi charms that permeate throughout schooling experiences. The awareness and respect towards Maori culture shows the respect the country has in respecting and honouring the traditional owners of the land. Living conditions in most places are positive due to the thriving economy, lack of congestion and poverty.
We value global experience, which is why we have invested in becoming an Accredited Employer. We recognise that individuals on a Talent Work Visa have just as much potential to fit our culture and thrive in our business, so it doesn’t matter where you’re from, you can be find your perfect role here at Watties.