Crop Technician Apprenticeship - Arable, Soil Based Burden Bros

A diverse company with lots to learn in different parts of agriculture, in a safe family environment. You will learn to work independently and as part of a team and have a mentor to learn from on a daily basis. You will be dealing with Crop Establishment and Vehicle Operation as part of your Crop Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 08 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages will be discussed at interview stage

    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, 7.00am - 3.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will work through the following whilst also promoting and maintaining health & safety and security. 

  • Crop Management
  • Harvest
  • Storage
  • Maintenance & Preparation

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

  • Crop Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will be provided by North Kent College and will be delivered on a day release programme
  • As your employer, we will provide guidance and support throughout the apprenticeship and a mentor will be assigned to you
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of your contracted hours, this is over the total duration of the apprenticeship training period
  • Qualifications received on succesful passing of the apprenticeship will include; Level 2 Award in Safe use of Pesticides and 1 other unit (of your choosing) and Level 3 award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Apprentices must achieve Level 2 in English and maths prior to undertaking the End Point assesment for this apprenticeship, if they have not already achieved this

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of full time position upon successful completion of apprenticeship and a proven strong work ethic and commitment through training period

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

This position requires working in all seasons, and some tasks can be physically demanding.

About the employer

Burden Bros Farms is a 3,000-acre arable and livestock farming business that not only owns and farms its own land but also contract farms for landowners in the area.


Burden Bros


Old Rides Farm

Leysdown Road


ME12 4BD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)

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