Inside Info: Talley’s

Work and live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  Earn a great wage, learn new skills, make new friends, and explore all the Tasman region has to offer.

There are real benefits and career opportunities for you at Talley’s.  We provide all the training you need to get going as well as chances to upskill and real career opportunities to progress your way through the company.  There are apprenticeships and cadetships up for grabs.

Enjoy great working conditions, the chance to earn performance-based pay, full training, a variety of shifts (and seasonal contracts) to suit your lifestyle and staff discounts on our products too.  Our staff enjoy access to a great perks program with access to great deals across over 80 brands in New Zealand.

If you’re the kind of person who has a positive attitude and likes to work hard, you’ll fit in well here because at the heart of it all, that’s what counts – being honest, reliable, and getting on with the job.  No experience needed to start!

Start here and grow with us.

Careers at Talley’s

As well as at sea, we need people for all sorts of tasks on land too – growing veg, unloading boats, shelling mussels, driving trucks, admin, machinery maintenance and much more.

We grow, harvest and process vegetables at our plants in Blenheim and Ashburton.  Fishing boats are unloaded in Picton, Timaru, Nelson, Motueka, Westport and Greymouth with processing of the fish at our plants in Motueka, Westport and Timaru.  In addition, we process shellfish in Motueka and Blenheim.

Permanent roles – include qualified and apprentice engineers, electricians and mechanics, administration and clerical staff, supervisors, fore-persons, and quality control people.

Seasonal roles – Because we deal in fresh seafood and produce, many of our roles are seasonal contracts.  You’ll find current opportunities advertised on our website, Seek and Trade Me.  Seasonal roles operate on both day and night shifts with work available five or six days per week according to market demand.

Motueka opportunities – the expansive site at Port Motueka is home to our head office, a fish pack house, a fishmeal plant, shellfish processing facilities, an ice cream factory, and a state-of-the-art added value plant.  Contact us: 03 528 2800
Fish processing staff, mussel openers and packers, drivers, coldstore and dispatch staff.

Nelson opportunities – Port Nelson is where our fishing fleets come and go from. Contact us: 03 548 0109
General wharf hands, coldstore and dispatch staff.

Deep Sea Careers

Our roots are in seafood, so we have a big team that operate our fleet of fishing vessels.  If you’re looking for more than the average 9-5 job, deep sea fishing offers great challenges and rewards.  Or stay a little closer to home with our inshore fishing team.

It pays to be adventurous.  Out there on the great Southern Ocean it’s part job, part journey.  You’ll earn great money when you join the crew on our fleet of modern deep sea fishing vessels.  And you don’t spend much on living when you’re out at sea.  As well as an opportunity to save, we provide training that sets you up with skills and qualifications to stand you in good stead for life, anywhere in the world.

What to expect: After onshore training you’ll get your first chance to go to sea.  All new crew begin on the factory deck doing a variety of jobs preparing fish for our international customers. From here you can choose your career path – factory management, deck crew, engineering, an officer, and ultimately a skipper if you want. Check out the great video on the website here.

As part of our crew, you’ll enjoy:

  • Extended periods of leave
  • Comfortable cabins
  • Great pay and chances to save
  • Delicious, healthy chef-prepared meals
  • Levels of advancement and training
  • Access to the largest NZ-owned fishing fleet
  • Opportunities
  • These are some of the different Deepsea careers on offer at Talley’s.

How to apply?
For more information and to apply online please head to Talley’s Careers or call into one of our branches to fill in an application form.

Talley’s Motueka is also a YES (Youth Employment Success) Employer and offers opportunities for you to interact with them such as a business walkthrough, skills review, industry entry discussion and more. Click here to take advantage of these and to find out more.