Apprentice Agricultural Engineer Howard & Sons Exports Ltd

As our Apprentice Agricultural Engineer you will be a key member of our team and join the other 25 professionals who work to make Howard and Sons Export Ltd the success it is. On this apprenticeship you will learn how to service, repair and restore land based machines and equipment, including replacing parts, checking and calibrating instruments.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 0830 am to 5.30pm 1 hour lunch break Saturday mornings 0830 to 1230 Max of 40 hours per week for 16-17 years olds and 44 hours per week for 18+

    Total hours per week: 44.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

All our engineers are highly trained in every aspect of the service, repair and maintenance of equipment and, as an apprentice, you can be sure you’ll get the support and coaching to gain the very best from your apprenticeship.
As a key member of the team your roles will include: 

  • Maintain and repair plant and other large  machinery
  • Capture and identify machine damage and ensure clear lines of communication are maintained with both manager and customer. 
  • Ensure the workplace and working environment is kept to a high standard and in line with company procedures and processes.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records. 
  • Assist work colleagues as and when required. 
  • Fully restore and repair agriculture and, on occasions, plant machinery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to carry out instructions.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety.
  • Good Communication and listening skills. 
  • Problem-solving skills.

Personal qualities

  • Hard working and passionate in achieving the best possible results.

Qualifications required

Minimum: Functional Skills Entry level 3 or GCSE grade E in Maths and English.

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English.

Future prospects

-May lead to permanent employment for the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship. -You could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Land Based Engineering.

Things to consider

-An intermediate apprenticeship usually takes between 18 and 24 months to complete depending on your job role and previous experience. -It requires you to attend college for 5 blocks of two weeks at college in the first year, and 6 blocks of two weeks in the second year. -Must be able to get to and from the place of work in a safe and timely manner. -Driving licence preferable but not essential.

About the employer

Howard & Sons Exports Limited is a family based company which has been involved in the agricultural industry for three generations. The Howard family have been farming at Manor Farm since 1968 and continue to do so today with the 4th generation starting to show an interest in farming! In the early days of exporting tractors and equipment, we used traditional farm buildings to rebuild/remanufacture the tractors and equipment that we supplied. In 2006 we constructed new workshops to include professional spray booth, grit blasting facility, steam cleaning facility, engineering lathe, milling machinery and container loading bay. This investment allowed us to continue the growth in UK and export sales. Over the last 20 years, Howard & Sons Exports Ltd have specialised in supplying good quality tractors, combine harvesters, farm machinery and trucks. During this period there have been regular sales to over 30 different countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Guyana, North America, Poland, and Russia. In addition to exporting farm equipment throughout the world, Howard & Sons Exports Ltd still run the family farm where 400 acres are farmed. This also enables Howard & Sons Exports Limited to keep up with the latest farm practices and the advances in technology affecting farm equipment.


Howard & Sons Exports Ltd


Manor Farm


SN10 5SQ

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Training provider

  • L2 Land Based Engineering Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills (English & Maths) if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Civil Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wiltshire College


Wiltshire College Apprenticeship Team 0845 345 2235

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017