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Apprentice Arable Operations Tractor Operator Shire Farm Services Ltd

A fantastic opportunity for someone to learn under one to one tuition Full driving licence and enthusiasm is all you need.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 7.30 am to 4.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­You will be fully trained in all the following operations to a high standard

  • Lime Spreading
  • Fertiliser Spreading
  • Muck spreading
  • All aspects of gps tec
  • Corn drilling
  • Crop spraying
  • Grass/silage mowing
  • Tedding
  • Raking large bale wrapping
  • Ploughing
  • Subsoiling
  • All Maintance training will also be given

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Literacy skills
  • Numeracy skills/
  • Team Working /
  • Comfortable dealing with the public/
  • Confident in using email, internet and internal systems
  • The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision
  • We are looking for someone who is a good communicator
  • You will be required to work to deadlines, with good time management /
  • The successful candidate will be organised and have a good attention to detail /
  • You must be IT literate and have a good understanding of Microsoft Packages

Personal qualities

  • Candidate must be enthusiastic
  • Candidate must be confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable candidate must work well in team situations
  • The vacancy is based in a small team and the candidate will be expected to work using their own initiative
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • A hard working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail
  • Must have a methodical approach to new tasks and problems
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential
  • A professional and smart appearance is also essential

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications required as full training will be given but candidate should have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Full driving licence

Future prospects

Full time employment

Things to consider

  • You will have the option to work flexibly as part of this role
  • A CRB check will be undertaken if you are successful for this role
  • Weekend work will be required
  • You will need to supply your own protective clothing
  • The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal. You will need to ensure that you can access the employer and training provider in line with the hours of work

About the employer

I David Hall have had my own contracting business for 25 years +.  We are a busy farm contracting firm and always work to the highest standards.


Shire Farm Services Ltd



Northfield Drive


S81 8QG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riseholme College


Michelle Bailey

Level 3 Crop Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Day release at Riseholme College (alternate weeks)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Training will be provided mostly in the workplace with an assessor coming to visit on a regular basis to do work-based reviews, assessments, and observations

Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)

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