Often, when we think about picking, the two jobs that come to our mind are either being a picker or working in a packinghouse. Actually lots of other different job opportunities exist on the “picking trail”.
As we know it’s not always simple to understand what the real meaning of a job title is, we will try to help you to clarify them. Don’t hesitate to investigate more about a position and ask somebody who has already done it: a true eye perspective is sometimes the best way to get a better idea of a position!
Every country has its own reality for fruit picking jobs. So depending on where you are planning to go, get informed! As you would never leave your country without knowing at what time is your flight; you must get informed about the reality of the places you are going to, especially if you intend to work there. Believe it or not, but neither apricots grow 12 months a year, nor apples, tomatoes, grapes, avocados, etc.
We give as much information as we can on every company profile, to help you to determine if it could be your future employer
My first reaction when I’ve seen professional fruit pickers at work was probably the same as every newbie: « Oh my god: it’s just impossible to be so quick, they must be cheating in some ways to reach this level of speed! ». Then, of course, my next mission was to discover what was their secret to cheat, so I could try it myself! Easy?… Not really! Because I have to tell you the truth: there is NO cheating secret to be revealed! After spending a long time watching the real good pickers, I had to admit that it was just about experience and nothing else ; and that I was better starting now to improve my technique, otherwise I would never become a pro myself!