The Pukemiro Station Cadetship is a 2 year programme.

It's hands-on, focused 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 stockmanship, 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.




Applications for the 2022/2023 intake have now closed

For information on the cadets accommodation, learning objectives, staffing and the terms of the cadetship please click on the 'Information Pack' link below. 

Date TBC
9:30am start time at the woolshed, approx. 11:30am finish
2022 Pukemiro Open Day


Our Information Pack is available for download now.

For any other questions contact us through the contact tab.


Our application form will be available to download once applications open again in 2022.

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  • 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