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Apprentice Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Stephen Crisp

As an Apprentice Land-Based Service Engineering Technician, you will fix and repair all garden machinery.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Fridays between 8:00am - 5:30pm (longer at busy sessions), Saturdays- 8:00am - 1:00pm (every other week). 30 minutes unpaid lunch every day. 45-50 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 45.00

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

  • Expected duration

    54 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Within this role as an Apprentice Land- Based Service Engineer, your duties will include:

  • Preparation of machinery under the employer's instructions
  • Performing routine service and maintenance operations in accordance with the manufacturer's schedule
  • Preparation of machinery for repair e.g. dismantling, cleaning and reassembly
  • Conducting routine and complex machine operation and systems testing
  • Diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery, plant and equipment. Completion of machinery condition reports
  • Accurate recording and communicating with colleagues and customers using verbal and handwritten methods

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Fault- finding skills
  • Good reasoning and practical thinking skills
  • Good basic hand skills
  • Adequate computer skills

Personal qualities

  • Committed and strong work ethic
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Motivated
  • Interested in Agriculture and Engineering

Desired qualifications

For this BTEC Level 3 Apprenticeship course, applicants will need a total of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade A*-C or 9-4, which includes:

  • English
  • Maths

Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their applications. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the Apprenticeship course, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above.

Future prospects

Level 3 apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Computers are an essential part of the learning for this Apprenticeship and a requirement of the course is that learners will use laptops to gather evidence and answer knowledge questions for each of the units.

The tasks initially take place under the supervision of a senior technician but you will be working towards utilising your own initiative to customers or on site, in which case work may be taken outdoors.

The nature of the role presents challenges ranging from routine maintenance to the repair. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practices.

We may require flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements.

You need to be able to get in to work to start at 8:00am. We are a friendly, family- run business and require someone who is open- minded, willing to have a laugh, be polite when dealing with the public and enjoy their job and learning.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:

About the employer

We fix and repair all garden machinery and carry out metal work, welding, fabrication, lathe and turning. We try to repair machinery instead of replacing it.


Stephen Crisp


The Forge

Tattlepot Road


IP21 4TL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Norwich City College


City College Norwich (Apprenticeships) 01603 773365

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Land Based Service Engineering Operations
  • Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Land Based Service Engineering Operations
  • If not previously achieved, Level 1-2 in English and Maths
  • First Aid

Details can be viewed here:  

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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