Career Pathways

Becoming a rural professional in New Zealand's primary industries is an interesting and rewarding career. Rural professionals provide valued service and advice to farmers and other clients within the primary industry.

There is a range of career opportunities within the rural professions including; farm advisors, rural bankers, farm accountants, fertiliser consultants, rural valuers, industry good representatives and other agribusiness service providers.

By becoming a rural professional, individuals have the opportunity to:

  • Develop close and long standing working relationships with their clients;
  • Develop leading edge skills and expertise in New Zealand's largest industry;
  • Become an important and integral part of the primary industry;
  • Develop exceptional communication and business skills; and
  • Become part of a highly regarded profession.

There is a recognised shortage of rural professionals in New Zealand, particularly in the area of farm advisors. The primary industry is looking for talented and motivated individuals to become rural professionals to assist farmers and growers meet increasing challenges faced by the sector.

If you are passionate about the primary industry and wish to make a positive difference to New Zealand's largest industry and in the management of our natural resources, then a career as a rural professional could be the role you have been searching for.

If you are interested in becoming a rural professional, and are seeking further advice, please email NZIPIM or phone 04 939 9134.