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Apprentice Agricultural Technician - P. Tuckwell Ltd - Cromer P. TUCKWELL LIMITED

With the emphasis firmly on farm machinery, you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, utilising the very latest John Deere diagnostic equipment. Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    8:30am to 5:30pm. Days TBC. May include Saturdays on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Preparation, installation and handover of complex technologically advanced machinery
  • Diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery
  • Conducting complex repairs of machinery
  • Compilation of repair proposals, estimates and quotations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be:

  • Technically minded
  • Practical
  • Logical

Personal qualities

You should be:

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

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

As a fully qualified John Deere Agricultural 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
  • You may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods

About the employer

In 1954 Len Tuckwell established a company called ‘Worlingworth Contracts’. The company employed three people and used Fordson Major tractors to contract spray farms at 7s 6d per acre, a service that at the time had no competition. It was this foresight that started the ball rolling for the Tuckwell family, and it was not long before expansion into machinery sales came along with sub dealerships for Ford and Ferguson. Soon after this the Allis Chalmers franchise was secured by Len and by 1964, he was farming at Bedingfield, trading machinery, fertiliser, agro-chemicals and his fleet of hire sprayers had reached 400.

It was in 1965 however that the major development came in Tuckwell's history, when Len was approached by John Deere to become one of the UK’s first four UK dealers. The company had heard of Tuckwell’s from their sales of Lundell drills, the previous importer of John Deere products and Len, regarding John Deere as an up and coming manufacturer, relinquished his Allis Chambers franchise and the rest as they say is history.

Since those days the relationship has gone from strength to strength, during 1978 L. E. Tuckwell ltd were proud to become the first UK dealer to sell over £1,000,000 worth of John Deere products. 

By 1975 Tuckwell’s had expanded into North Essex with Len’s son Paul, at the tender age of 21, moving down to set up P Tuckwell Ltd at Ardleigh. This gave the company a new customer base to expand sales into and allowed the John Deere product to be sold into a part of the country where previously their representation had been poor. Paul brought his father’s service-based approach to Essex and this dedication to after sales was exactly what the farming community wanted. 

In 1986 Tuckwell’s entered the amenity market with the appointment as John Deere grounds care dealers for Essex. 




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq


Julie Jones or Emma Powell 01743 762043

  • Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths at Level 2

Off the job training will be on a residential basis.

All travel, and accommodation costs are covered by the employer.

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit, follow the link to 'apply now' and complete the online registration and screener questions.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2022