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Apprentice Agricultural Technician - Ripon Farm Services Ltd. - Brigg RIPON FARM SERVICES LIMITED

With the emphasis firmly on farming 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 diagnostic equipment. Engineering is a practical subject, and requires a great deal of focus and thought.

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, between 08:30 – 17:30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001696743

  • Positions

    1 available

With the emphasis firmly on farm 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.

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 to a mentor regarding ongoing activities and progression
  • Maintaining the condition of inventory, tools and equipment
  • Maintaining a clean work area
  • Participating in Service Training programmes required for the development of skills and knowledge
  • Following all safety rules and regulations

Like all apprenticeships, your programme will combine paid employment with residential training at the John Deere Training Centre and at John Deere’s Head Office.


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 be have or be predicted good GCSEs or equivalents, but these are not essential. However you must 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. However, this is a physically demanding role and you may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.


About the employer

Ask anyone about the biggest asset that exists within the Ripon Farm Services organisation and they will tell you it's our people. People with the right, 'make it happen' attitude are the reason why our company has the reputation of being at the forefront of excellence in customer service. It's reflected both in the certified and qualified professionals who have worked with us for many years and have become part of farming life in our region. It even stems down to the new, enthusiastic apprentices who are just starting out on their careers, for they are the long term future. 

Employer

RIPON FARM SERVICES LIMITED

Address

RIPON FARM SERVICES LIMITED

Westrum Lane

Brigg

DN20 9EY

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

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

When successful you will be awarded:

  • Level 3, Land Based Service Engineering Technician qualification
  • Functional Skills in ICT – level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A-C/9-4 is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills maths level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A-C/9-4 is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A-C/9-4 is not already achieved)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit http://www.apprenticeshipfinder.co.uk/john-deere and click apply. Complete the application form and assessments in full and to the best of your ability.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021