Apprentice Agricultural Service Technician BOWRING TRANSPORT LIMITED

With agriculture and farming a vital part of our future, we are recruiting for an apprentice technician. If successful, you will have the opportunity to work on the very latest equipment full of technology. You will develop skills in a wide range of technical areas unique to our industry.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,384.80

    Wage is dependent on age when starting and may be higher. Any hours worked over the standard weekly 39 hours will be paid as overtime at higher rates. Once qualified and experienced a service vehicle will be provided to use while working.

  • Working week

    Normal working week: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am to 3.30pm with half an hour lunch break. Evening and weekends with overtime required especially during harvest and peak times.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000236046

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Performing basic service tasks & developing skills in the removal, repair and reconditioning of components on engines, transmissions, electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Progressing to perform more complex diagnosis, service & repair tasks, both at the dealership and out in the field
  • Assisting qualified Technicians as needed
  • Reporting to a mentor or Service Manager regarding ongoing activities and progression
  • Maintaining the condition of inventory, tools and equipment
  • Preserving a clean work area and performing tasks in a professional manner
  • Completing Service Training programmes required for the development of skills and knowledge
  • Following all safety rules and regulations
  • You will learn to use the very latest AGCO equipment, working at the cutting edge of technology to gain the important skills required in a fast developing, high-tech industry

The training you will be getting

The AGCO Level 3 apprenticeship programme will combine paid employment at B&B Tractors, with 11 blocks of training over 3 years at Moreton Morrell College. After successfully completing the programme and passing the End Point Assessment this will lead to a Level 3 Advanced Land-based Engineering qualification, and full-time employment with B&B Tractors.

You will work at B&B Tractors in Fauld near Tutbury. As part of the AGCO Academy Apprenticeship, you will attend the Moreton Morrell college in Warwickshire and also spend time at the ACGO Training Centre near Coventry.

You are supported by the designated college assessor and the B&B Tractors service teams. You will gain valuable workplace skills by undertaking practical tasks and experiencing real-life challenges. You will be provided with an individually tailored learning plan monitored by your assessor who will make regular visits for on-the-job assessment and guidance.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As a fully qualified Agricultural Service Technician, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company, extending your skills with additional training in areas such as guidance technology, advanced electrical diagnosis, machinery installation and testing, as well as going on to achieve LTA levels 3 and 4 as a Master Technician qualification.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Technically minded, Have a practical ability

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 2 Additional (Grade C/4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade C/4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or higher) Essential

Things to consider

Successfully diagnosing and repairing machinery provides true job satisfaction. If you have a genuine interest in Agricultural Technology, you will certainly gain the skills to progress. B&B Tractors holds a wide range of opportunities. This is a physically demanding role. You will be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.

About the employer

B&B Tractors is a successful family owned business established in 1991 and now employing over 100 people across 5 depots. We are one of the East Midlands leading AGCO dealers, supporting Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra, along with many other fantastic brands.

Employer

BOWRING TRANSPORT LIMITED

Address

Castle Point Business Park

Fauld Lane

Fauld, Tutbury

DE13 9BA

Contact

Jeannette Watt

jeannettewatt@bandbtractors.co.uk

01283 521522

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Training

Training provider

WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE

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

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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