Agricultural Engineer Apprentice The Lettuce Company Ltd

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Apprentice to join the Engineering Team based at TLC Sussex. To maintain all types of farming operation machinery and equipment, ensuring that production downtime is kept to a minimum.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week, (5 shifts out of each 7 day working week measured from Sunday to Saturday). Time off for studies depending on Apprenticeship Programme.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Preventative Maintenance - Work to a planned maintenance schedule, carry out such work as is necessary to ensure that machinery and equipment is adequately maintained.
  • Breakdowns/Fault finding - Promptly attend machinery breakdowns/malfunctions carrying out electrical and mechanical diagnostic checks.  Liaise with production teams, ensure that tasks are prioritised with the aim of keeping downtime to a minimum.
  • Development of systems - Actively seek improvements to systems and procedures and continually strive to improve the way the department operates, highlight any safety, efficiency or reliability systems that can be improved.
  • Responsible for supporting a working environment where all workers are safe, respected and able to grow and develop.
  • Projects - Participate in such ad-hoc projects that may arise from time to time, designing and fabricating kit as appropriate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of agricultural machinery

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Fast learner
  • Willing to learn
  • Team player

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above in English and Maths.

Future prospects

The possibility of a full-time post upon completing the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Based in the field so travel between sites as required. Working outside in all weathers. Can be long hours during our busy season (Feb-Nov).

About the employer

At G’s, our philosophy is to be recognised as outstanding, market-led growers and suppliers of sustainable, healthy fresh produce, and to be at the forefront of the industry in everything we do. G’s is an incredibly exciting place to work. Being at the leading edge of modern food production means it’s fast-paced, stimulating and rewarding. We work with the biggest food retail brands in the UK and Europe and want people who will do what’s right for G’s and our customers. We can only achieve this through the dedication of our people, underpinned by our values; Trust, Efficiency, Quality, Expertise, Can-do


The Lettuce Company Ltd


New Barn Farm

Old Park Lane


PO18 8EZ

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Training provider

Land Based Service Engineering  Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Landbased Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Plumpton College


Vicki Orbell 01273 892 073

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017