The Pukemiro Station Cadetship is a 2 year programme.

It is extremely hands on, focusing both on the farm and in the classroom, with cadets living on site in their own cottage throughout the duration of the programme.

Cadets will receive the following:

  • Practical on-farm training in all day to day operations of Pukemiro Station including stock work, fencing, animal husbandry, feed management and farm technology to name a few.

  • Personal training and growth such as cooking, leadership, goal setting, time management and up keeping their living quarters.

Cadets will be working towards the following Qualifications,

facilitated by EIT:

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture

(Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Breeding Livestock Farming) Level 4

We only take on three students a year so we look for driven, hard working students that want to develop their skills and gain the qualifications they need to have a successful career in the agriculture industry.



Dates for the 2022 open weekend & the opening of the application process for 2023 are yet to be announced.

To request an information pack and/or an application pack for 2023 please email you interest to applications@pukemiro.co.nz or via the 'Contact' tab on the website.

The application process is as follows -

  • Applications open - TBC

  • Applications close - TBC

  • Shortlist of Cadets will be notified for interviews 

  • Interviews - TBC

  • Successful Cadets notified 

  • All enrolment and required personal information completed 

  • Cadetship commences January 2023