Apprentice Horticultural Engineer


Wimbish, CB10 2XJ

Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August)

Posted on 22 May 2024


We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our long-standing family company where you will be fully supported by our friendly team of engineers and eventually go on to be a fully qualified horticultural engineer.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Land-based service engineer (level 2)
Monday to Friday 8am -5pm, with 1 hour for lunch.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Land-based service engineer level 2
  • Suffolk New College
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

C B Mower Services Unit 5

Wrights Yard

Top Road


CB10 2XJ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Land-based service engineer (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Select and apply appropriate tools and equipment, demonstrate dexterity, resourcefulness, and a professional approach to service engineering practice.
  • Maintain and conduct basic repairs and maintenance activities on power units, and power trains, mechanical equipment, plant and machinery and their associated systems and components either under supervision or following procedures and service schedules prepared by the manufacturer or employer.
  • Thermally and chemically join metals and materials.
  • Access and interpret technical data relating to service and maintenance operations in accordance with the manufacturer’s documentation.
  • Communicate with customers and colleagues expressing technical information in clear concise terms whilst demonstrating customer care principles.
  • Work efficiently both under supervision, individually and as a team member.
  • Demonstrate a logical, safe and systematic approach to work practices.
  • Carry out operational tests on low technology plant, equipment and machinery.
  • Communicate using a range of methods. This will include delivering oral and written reports to colleagues and customers regarding the work carried out on equipment
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths (grade 3)
    • English (grade 3)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Team worker
    • Good problem solver

    Other requirements

    Would be preferable to be able to drive as we are situated in a rural location which has not got great transport links.

    About this company

    We are a small family company established in 1993 and employ two full-time mechanics (one of whom is the Manager) and 1 part-time. We are based in Wimbish, a small village 4 miles south-east of Saffron Walden, Essex. We are based in a small industrial estate just outside the village. It is a very quiet area, but very central for all our customers which suits them well.

    After this apprenticeship

    Level 2 Land-based Service Engineer Apprenticeship.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252696.

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    Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August)

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