On Orchard / Quality Manager – T&G Fresh
School: Westlake Girls High School
Training Institute: Master of Food Technology, Massey University
Current Employment: Quality Manager – T&G Fresh
After graduating I landed a fantastic role on the graduate programme at T&G, where I spent my time in the Covered Crops Technical Team where I got to learn about growing and postharvest operations. A big part of this role was running trials to ensure we were constantly innovating. I am now the Quality Manager at T&G Fresh where I am responsible for delivering high quality fresh fruit and vegetables to our customers. I love the fact no day is the same, one day you might be out in the field, and the next in a packhouse or at your desk.
There are so many diverse opportunities and pathways in this industry to those who seek them out. Always say yes to opportunities and give it a go, people are always willing to help. Don’t be afraid to put your hand up, you will undoubtedly be greatly rewarded. Horticulture is a fantastic industry.