The Course

As an apprentice, you will work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills, knowledge and behaviours within the land-based engineering industry. You will earn a wage and be released to study during your working week.

Your will work on a diverse range of tasks and machinery, this may be agriculture or ground care. You need to a strong work ethic and positive attitude, be able to employ a logical approach to problem solving and aim to improve quality, adapt to different situations, and have the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. You may have to work irregular hours.

  • What You Study

    • Health and safety
    • Identification and application of tools and equipment
    • Operating principles of machinery and equipment
    • Preparation of new and second-hand machinery
    • Pre-inspection of machinery
    • Routine servicing and maintenance
    • Preparation of equipment for repair, repair and post repair
    • Routine machine operation and system testing
    • Thermal joining of metals and materials
    • Record keeping.
  • Entry Requirements

    Appropriate employment in the Land-Based Engineering industry.

    It is preferable candidates have a minimum GCSE grade D/3 in English and Maths.

  • Progression

    You may progress to a higher-level apprenticeship or course at the college. You may be offered a higher-level role e.g. assistant engineering technician, in your workplace. 

  • Careers

    Typical careers include Agricultural Service Engineer or Technician, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Engineer, Plant and Equipment Service Engineer.

  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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