Apprentice Parts Retailer - Ripon Farm Services Ltd. - Malton RIPON FARM SERVICES LTD

Manage John Deere’s sophisticated parts systems, run a profitable retail environment, merchandise goods effectively, and understand the value of John Deere products and the importance of selling on quality rather than on price. In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the Parts Tech programme is delivered mainly in the workplace.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Monday - Friday, between 8.00am - 6.00pm, Saturday's may be on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Communicating across the business using a variety of forms including verbal and electronic
  • Processing parts orders from internal and retail customers along with processing warranty returns
  • Identifying specific components using electronic parts catalogue
  • Processing payment transactions
  • Supporting the dealer and your colleagues to carry out regular stock taking activities
  • Power Take Off (PTO) and hydraulic hose identification and manufacture
  • Marketing activities and promotional campaigns

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

The training programme includes:

  • Retailer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification 
  • Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2 Certificated
  • Four blocks of specific John Deere product training spread over the 2 years at the John Deere Apprentice Training Centre in Nottinghamshire

In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the John Deere Parts Tech apprenticeship programme is delivered mainly in the workplace, i.e. at the John Deere dealership where you are employed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is not uncommon for Parts Technicians to progress through the ranks to become Parts Managers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Possible negative points: The job can be physically demanding. As a parts technician 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 even stems down to the new, enthusiastic apprentices who are just starting out on their careers, for they are the long term future.




York Road Business Park


North Yorkshire

YO17 6YB

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Training provider



Julie Jones or Emma Powell

01743 762044

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit 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: 01 Aug 2023