JCB Land Based Service Technician Apprenticeship CHANDLERS (FARM EQUIPMENT) LIMITED

Environmental, safe working and legal requirements. Use of specialist tools and equipment. Thermally and chemically joining metals and components. Advanced technical and engineering principles of land-based engineering machinery, plant and equipment. Service, maintenance and repair principles and practices for complex machinery & plant equipment.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages to 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 to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm. Shifts to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Complete planned engine servicing and repair work
  • Provide breakdown assistance for industrial applications
  • Complete overhauls of engines
  • Install and commission new engine packages
  • Assist senior engineers in sourcing and communicating technical support to customers
  • Provide onsite diagnostics & fault finding of engines & control systems

The training you will be getting

  • Land-based Service Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices without level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point assessment.

The qualification the apprentice will achieve at the end is an advanced level 3 apprenticeship. Within this apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to build a solid foundation of technical knowledge and gain real life experience.

You’ll combine on-the-job training with practical lessons at college, where our specialist staff will teach you in our fully equipped workshops.

The apprenticeship will be at Reaseheath College and will last 3 years. This will be 9 weeks in college per year, delivered in 3 x 3 week block release courses, at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will be accepted by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as meeting the Engineering Councils requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship can take you all the way to an industry recognised level three qualification in Land based engineering, with no course fees for you to pay and a job as a Skilled technician on completion.

At Chandlers you get the best of both worlds, hands on in our workshop gaining practical skills from apprenticeship to master technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

Weekend work is required. 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 If you are short listed for this vacancy you may need to attend more than one interview. The role will involve working indoors and outdoors/in all weathers/standing for long periods/heat/cold/heights/driving/using heavy equipment/lifting etc.

About the employer

Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd. are proud to represent five of the biggest & best names in new agricultural equipment, Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger, Valtra & JCB; along with leading manufacturers of high-quality implements from Maschio, HE-VA, Strautmann, Sky, OPICO, McConnel, Richard Western, Chafer & Mzuri along with many others for every on-farm requirement. Chandlers stock brand new Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Challenger, Valtra tractors and JCB telehandlers always, at our 16 depots, and run a large fleet of demonstration equipment, which is available for use by arrangement, Full History




Unit 8-9

Alton Road Industrial Estate



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Andrew Silvester

07570 671416

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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