Fruit picking jobs are a great way to earn money if you are traveling and looking for a short-term job.
Fruit picking jobs are available in the summer season all over the world, providing good opportunities for job seekers who want to earn extra cash and who aren't afraid of some hard work.
There is a wide variety of fruit-picking jobs with reasonable earnings in in all kinds of different areas around. What picking is required and when it is required depends on the country and region that you are looking to work in i.e. grape-picking in France, cherry-picking in Canada, strawberry-picking in England, picking up the harvested stock pile in Australia, New Zealand or anywhere in the world.
Many farms, orchards and vineyards offer very good seasonal fruit-picking jobs on the international level for the young people who want to work in this kind of seasonal position. In addition to actually picking fruit there are also many different support positions which are offered in agricultural areas, these include jobs such as peeling, packing, harvesting, farming, picking fruits and vegetables, harvesting of crops, planting etc.
Fruit-picking workers are paid either by the hour or per piece of fruit, either way it requires a great amount of hard work to earn a decent amount of money. Many people prefer to be paid for how much they pick, this gives them an incentive to work harder and is more rewarding. Many fruit picking farms require that you can focus for long periods of time as you may spend several hours stood on a ladder picking from the one tree, this can be very monotonous and can test your patience. Normally the working day starts around 7am and you will be done somewhere around 5pm. On a daily basis you could earn somewhere in the region of $28-30 per bin depending on how fast you work. If you are a fast worker and can collect 4, 5 or even more bins then you will obviously be able to earn a decent amount of money, again this is all dependant on the type of fruit you are harvesting and the individual farm.
Generally there are no special qualifications or experience which is required to work as a fruit picker, you simply have to be hardworking and in quite good physical shape. In the summer months it can be especially challenging with the high temperatures that many countries experience, you will be glad of you mid day break! In addition to being in good physical condition you also need to think about the equipment you will use/need when picking. Farms will provide tools and other necessary picking equipment but you will be responsible for sun cream, sunglasses, a hat and other items such as these which are essential. One of the great things about working in agricultural areas and fruit picking jobs is that you will meet some fantastic people. normally most rural communities are laid back and the pace of life is slightly different than that of a major city.
If you decide this is an option you wish to pursue then be sure to check out our job board on a regular basis for the best fruit picking jobs and farm industry employment there is. You can also get connected by becoming part of our online community on Facebook and Twitter enabling you to chat with other fruit pickers from around the world.