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Apprentice Turf Technician - Balmers GM Wakefield BALMERS GM LIMITED

With the emphasis firmly on grounds care machinery, you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing through to complex component overhauls utilising the very latest John Deere diagnostic equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08:30 – 17:30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001545181

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Performing basic service tasks & developing skills in removal and reconditioning of components
  • Progressing to perform more complex service & repair tasks, both at the dealership and out in the field
  • Assisting qualified Technicians as needed
  • Reporting weekly to a mentor or Service Manager regarding ongoing activities and progression
  • Maintaining the condition of inventory, tools and equipment
  • Following all safety rules and regulations
  • You will learn to use the very latest John Deere equipment, working at the cutting edge of technology

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be:

  • Technically minded
  • Practical 
  • Logical 

Personal qualities

You should be:

  • A good listener
  • A team player
  • Willing to work and study hard

Desired qualifications

Ideally you will have, or be predicted good GCSEs in English, maths and science (or equivalent qualifications) although these are not essential. You must however be literate and numerate.

Future prospects

As a fully qualified John Deere Turf Technician, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company, extending your skills with additional training in areas such as compressed gas handling, welding, and, abrasive wheels, as well as going on to achieve LTA levels 3 and 4 (Master Technician) qualifications.

Things to consider

The John Deere dealer of tomorrow holds a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people. This is a physically demanding role. and you may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.


About the employer

Balmers GM Ltd is one of the largest new and used groundcare business of its kind in the North of England, with one of the largest collections of second hand tractors in Lancashire. We have been in business for over thirty years, providing Sales, Spares, Service and Hire to Local Authorities, Golf Clubs, Football Clubs, Contractors, Leisure Industry, Equestrian and Caravan Parks. Balmers take pride in our reputation of delivering a first class service to all of our customers.

Employer

BALMERS GM LIMITED

Address

Unit 13-14

Monckton Road Industrial Estate

Wakefield

WF2 7AL

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Emma Powell or Julie Jones 01743 762044 recruitment@provq.com

When successful you will be awarded:

  • Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit the apprenticeshipfinder website, and click apply. Complete the application form in full and to the best of your ability.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021