• Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)

  • Grapeworx has been a recognised RSE Employer since the scheme began in April 2007. We wholeheartedly believe the RSE scheme is great for the Marlborough province and the industry as a whole.

    The RSE policy allows the horticulture and viticulture industries to recruit workers from overseas for seasonal work, when there are not enough New Zealand workers to meet the needs in high demand times.

    We are very proud to be an RSE employer supporting Thailand since 2007. Our RSE employees come from provinces including: Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Tak, Lampang, Sukhothai, Nan, Nakorn Sawan, Ubon Rach Thani, Nakorn Rachsima, Udon Thani, Chaiyaphum.

    Our Thai staff are in New Zealand for up to 7 months each year, most coming back every year. Some have been with Grapeworx since the start of the RSE scheme, in 2007.

    Starting in 2016, we also recruit from Papua New Guinea.

    To Grapeworx, being an RSE Employer is a privilege. We are very proud of each and every staff member who leaves their families to travel to the other side of the world to work with us.

    The values of our RSE staff is aligned with Grapeworx's values: Family & Pride. They are here to work hard for their families back home, and our staff take great pride in carrying out the best quality service for our clients.

    We have the fastest and most efficient staff who take great care and ownership of every job they do.

    The money they make here in Marlborough allows for growth in the lives of their personal families and extended families. They have been able to help their children go through university or to start up small businesses or to build community facilities.

    The development in these villages and all the other supporting countries as a result of the RSE scheme is something every New Zealander can be extremely proud of.

  • Accreditations

  • Accommodation

  • Our staff live in warm, fully furnished, comfortable relaxing houses that are their home away from home. Kitchens are set up to enable staff to cook their traditional food, the majority having gas cook tops.

    Each house has well-maintained lawns and gardens, including garden plots for the staff to grow their own herbs and vegetables if they desire.

    The number of staff in each house is limited with 2 people per bedroom and no bunk beds. We ensure family members share the same house wherever possible and or requested.

    Our staff take pride and ownership of their house returning to the same one each year.

  • Transportation

  • All vehicles owned or operated by Grapeworx are deemed to be a place of work and must be driven carefully and safely, in accordance to New Zealand road safety rules and regulations.

    Our fleet of Vans, Tractors, Trailers, Portable Toilets, and Motorbikes are maintained to a high degree, with current Warrants of Fitness, Licences and Certificates all clearly displayed.

  • Pastoral Care

  • We pride ourselves on the quality of pastoral care provided by our company. All our staff are considered to be part of the Grapeworx family. As such pastoral care is considered NOT to be a requirement but rather looking after a family member.

    Susy is mum to all our staff ensuring every need is catered for at any given time. Staff requiring doctor, dentist and hospital appointments are accompanied by their supervisor, or our manager who has quite a reputation and who is fondly known as Doctor Moo.

  • Recreation

  • Grapeworx has a number of talented soccer players who stand out in games played against other Thai nationals in Blenheim.

    Every April we also have a fun sports day "THE GAMES",  at a local rugby grounds with Summer staff competing against the Winter staff. Each team has its own team colour with specailly ordered t-shirts which they wear with pride.

    Our staff organise a variety of games that are fun and lots of laughs. These are thoroughly enjoyed by the players and loudly supported by those on the side lines.

    The 2018 games were also attended by our resident Thai monks who totally enjoyed the day.

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