The Course

As a technician apprentice, you will work usually work on site utilising your own initiative in a customer facing role. You may mentor or supervise colleagues and provide advice to customers. You will earn a wage and be released to study during your working week.

Your will work on a diverse range of complex tasks and technologically advanced machinery, this may be agriculture, ground care or plant.  You need to a strong work ethic, be proactive and possess a positive attitude, be able to employ a logical process approach to tasks and problems, 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, risk assessment and mitigating hazards
    • Identification, application and care of diagnostic tools and equipment
    • Technical data, documentation and operational conditions
    • Wiring and hydraulic circuits
    • Technological systems and electro- hydraulic systems
    • Install and handover machinery and equipment
    • Advanced maintenance and repair of technologically advanced machinery
    • Diagnostics, repairs and re-instatement of complex products
    • Technical reports, proposals and quotations
  • Entry Requirements

    Appropriate employment in the land-based engineering industry.

    It is preferable candidates have a minimum GCSE grade C/4 in English and maths.

  • Progression

    Successful completion will be accepted by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as meeting the Engineering Councils requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration.

    You may progress to a higher-level course at the college. You may be offered a higher-level role e.g. Engineering Technician or Supervisor/Assistant Manager.

  • 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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