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Apprenticeship Turf Technician - Ripon Farm Services Ltd. - Stockton RIPON FARM SERVICES LTD

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: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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 to Friday, between the hours of 8am - 6pm, Saturday's may be required during busy periods.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000123145

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Performing basic service tasks & developing skills in removal and reconditioning of components
  • Progressing to perform more complex service & repair tasks, both at the dealership & 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 & equipment
  • Following all safety rules and regulations

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

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.

Employer

RIPON FARM SERVICES LTD

Address

Letch Lane

Carlton

Stockton-On-Tees

TS21 1EB

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell

recruitment@provq.com

01743 762044

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: 31 Mar 2023