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The new GAP Year

Go And Pick for a week,

a month or the whole 365


Each year Australian farmers rely on overseas seasonal workers and backpackers to help harvest the fruit and vegetables that land on our plates. But COVID has closed our borders and Australia's fruit and vegetable farmers need seasonal workers to harvest their crops.  


Without this workforce crops will be wasted, there'll be less on our shelves, prices may rise and next year’s harvest may be compromised.

That’s why Thankful4Farmers has launched Go And Pick – The New Gap Year calling on school leavers to create an alternative rite-of-passage by PickPacking their way around the country for the adventure of a lifetime, helping save the livelihoods of farmers facing unparalleled labour shortages as a result of COVID and helping put food on the tables of Aussie families.

Click here to start your PickPacking adventure.


Featured employers

Some labour partners have committed additional support for this important initiative.  If you’d like to find out more about them and jump straight to their job listings, please click on the links below.

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About APG Workforce

APG Workforce is one of Australia’s leading national workforce management companies. We offer labour hire, permanent recruitment & temporary recruitment services.


Much more than just a recruitment agency, APG provides a comprehensive workforce management service, partnering with some of Australia’s leading companies as well as with smaller organisations, with sites throughout Australia. Included in APG costs we take care of PAYG, Superannuation, VISA checks, Pre-employment medical questionnaire, Calculating & Payment of Wages in accordance with appropriate Award, Timesheets/Payslips along with a host of other statutory requirements so that you can get on with looking after your crops & livestock.

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About CozWine

For over 15 years, CozWine has been providing leading recruitment and workforce management solutions to some of Australia’s most noted agricultural producers, including ten of the country’s largest wine producers.


As well as providing on-hired, permanent and temporary recruitment, CozWine is also a registered Harvest Trail Services Provider. We assist employers, growers and farmers throughout Australia with their recruitment needs, connecting them with quality workers to assist in agriculture and horticulture work.

CozWine’s consultants have a unique understanding of the industry, allowing them to better address the specific challenges and requirements of our clients. We go beyond recruitment, also offering comprehensive workforce management solutions, including employee training, payroll and timesheet services, safety management and risk mitigation, workforce planning and Visa checks. We take care of your workforce, so you can focus on growing your business.