Get Ahead

Get Ahead

Interested in a career in agriculture? Get Ahead helps you find out about different job options and what it's like to work in them. You'll find out what training you need and what scholarships you can apply for.

Get Ahead has a great website – and you can also get out into the rural sector for hands-on experience.

What's on the Get Ahead website?

  • Get the lowdown on working in agriculture
  • Find out what training or study you need to do
  • Find about careers in agriculture

Web links

Hands-on experience days 

Sign up for a Get Ahead Experience Day and learn about every type of job in the agricultural sector.

  • Experience Days are fun and practical.
  • There are speakers and activities, and you'll learn about the industry 'from pasture to plate'. 

Experience days are held throughout the country in terms 1 and 2. 

Careers champions 

Has your school had a visit from a Get Ahead Careers Champion yet?

Get Ahead organises for young people who are studying or working in agriculture to visit schools.

If the Get Ahead Careers Champions come to your school, make sure you catch up with them and find out things like what they're doing in the industry, why they want to be part of it, and what their career plan is.

 In2 the field

Get Ahead can match you with someone in the ag sector who's working in an area you'd like to know more about. You'll get matched with a young person who's working in agri-business, an on-farm role and other careers in the agricultural sector.

 You'll spend one-to-one time with them - they'll act as a mentor to you, and you'll pick up advice and inspiration.


Get Ahead is run by New Zealand Young Farmers. It's sponsored by the Red Meat Profit Partnership and DairyNZ.