Apple Industry Proves Great Career Choice

Recently promoted to assistant manager on a Puketapu orchard, 32-year-old Ryan May is finding the apple-growing industry a great choice of career. “They’re screaming out for workers,” he said, having recognised the opportunities opening up five years ago when he returned from an extended holiday working overseas. After leaving school he studied mechanical engineering and welding and prefabrication programmes at EIT, developing skills he still finds useful in the workplace. He went on to work for an Onekawa-based metal fabrication company for six years before heading off on his travels. Returning to Hawke’s Bay, he knew he didn’t want to work in a factory again. Photo: Ryan May in the T&G orchard on Moteo Pa Rd, Puketapu. For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 26 August 2018