Apprentice Turf Technician- Balmers Garden Machinery - Burnley BALMERS GM 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 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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 8.00am - 6.00pm, shifts to be confirmed. Saturday's may be required during busy periods.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000242219

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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

The training you will be getting

When successful, you will be awarded a Level 3, Land-based Service Engineering Technician standard qualification, which also includes:

  • Functional Skills in ICT – level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills maths level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) is not already achieved)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Training, on and off the job and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your 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 (Land-based Engineering Training Accreditation) 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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

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

Trading for over 40 years, Balmers GM have grown to become one of the largest dedicated turf machinery dealers in the UK. From our depots in Burnley, Lancashire and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, we stock the latest new and used turf machinery for sale or hire from the industry's leading manufacturers.

Employer

BALMERS GM LTD

Address

MANCHESTER ROAD

DUNNOCKSHAW

BURNLEY

BB11 5PF

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

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

Contact

Emma Carr or Julie Jones

recruitment@provq.com

01743 762044

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


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 Jul 2024